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Mind Wars | Calming Our Anxious Minds

by Jason Hardy on October 09, 2022

Life Group Study Guide: Loved what you heard on Sunday? Want to go deeper? The life group study guide will help you unpack what you heard on Sunday, while diving deeper into God's word.


  • Do you have any funny irrational fears or phobias you have dealt with?

Digging Deeper: Read Matthew 6:19-34

  • What stands out to you from this passage of scripture? Give the Holy Spirit a moment to lead you to specific thoughts, words, or phrases. What insight, questions, or observations do you have? Write them down, and as a group try to answer them.
  • In many bibles, Matthew 6:19-24 and Matthew 6:25-34 are separated into two different sections. In reality, this was one singular teaching by Jesus. How are these two passages related? How does our view of our earthy treasures impact our anxiety?
  • Why does Jesus go from talking about our earthy possessions to comparing our eyes as a lamp of the body? What is Jesus trying to communicate?
  • In this passage, Jesus is describing the way His followers should see the world. What is so challenging about Jesus’ words?
  • Instead of being consumed by life’s worries, what does Jesus say is our alternative action? How does this alternative change us?

Make It Personal:

  • What do you find yourself worrying about the most?
  • Anxiety is not a sin, but a signal to pray. How do you often respond to the anxiety in your life? Do you find yourself praying first, or responding differently?
  • Worry often reveals what we value the most. What do your current worries reveal about what you value?
  • Share about a time when you decided to trust God instead of worrying. What prompted that decision? What kind of impact did it have on you?
  • What’s something you’re worried about that you’re having a hard time trusting God with? Why do you think it’s so hard to trust Him with it?
  • Review the three statements to defeat worry. Which of those three statements is most impactful to you?
  • What is one take away or action that you have gained from this week’s sermon, life group, or personal study?

Tags: value, prayer, jesus, god, trust, holy spirit, worry, fear, anxiety, trusting, worrying


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