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Topic Features About Anxiety

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers

Kelly Hough Rogers: Therefore, Do Not Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

26th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

November 18, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers (UCC)


I am a lectionary preacher. The lectionary is the prescribed readings for each Sunday in a three-year cycle. It is designed to offer readings with lengths that can be heard comfortably. But I would argue that our reading from the Gospel of Matthew chapter 6, ends a verse short. To me, verse 34 is vital to the hearing and understanding of Jesus' whole message saying, "So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today."

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The Very Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III

Christoph Keller: Nothing to Dread

Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25

4th Sunday of Advent - Year A

December 18, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller, III (TEC)


At an anxious moment for the city, the Lord gives the king a sign that he is master of the situation. Isaiah makes four predictions: Of a certain woman, that she is pregnant; of her child, that it will be a boy; that his name will be Immanuel; and, crucial to the king, that before this boy knows please from thank you, the enemies who have made the city anxious will have withdrawn. And it was so.

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Other Recent Content About Anxiety


Do Not Worry

The Rev. Peter Wallace (TEC)

Jesus said, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? ... And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?" -- Matthew 6:25,27
The Rev. John Gunn

Fear and Insecurity

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

A study once showed that most of the wage earners, men and women, were in constant fear of losing their jobs. In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "The world provides no abiding security for anybody. Our only unfailing reliance is in God."


Hair on Fire - The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell on 30 Good Minutes

The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell (CBF)

The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell gives a short sermon on the fears and anxieties in our busy lives. Learning to cast off those fears with God's love, she says, are the keys to peace.

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts Article

January 07, 2010

Eating Apples in the Dark

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts brings us a fine piece on denial and the world around us.

Cost of Fear - Peter Wallace on the Psalms

The Rev. Peter Wallace (TEC)

Day1 host and author Peter Wallace continues his discussion on coping with fear with this installment on the "Cost of Fear" in your life. What is holding you back?
The Rev. Dr. William Carl, III Transcript

November 16, 2008

Having Trouble Sleeping Through the Night?

The Rev. Dr. William Carl, III (PCUSA)

The Rev. William Carl III is president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell Transcript

September 14, 2008

A Word for the Wind and the Waves

The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell (CBF)

The Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.


Running Away - Day1 Reflection Team

Why is it when life becomes so overwhelming, running way seems so appealing. Bill Turpie and the Day1 Reflection Team discuss this topic.