Video Study – Anxious for Nothing

anxious for nothing video Study @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario
7:00 pm

Every Monday from

January 8, 2018

To

February 12, 2018

Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado is a five-session video study startinganxious for nothing video Study @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

Monday, January 8  to Monday, February 12

7:15 pm to 8:45 pm

Bronte Hall led by Rev. Jim.

There is no book to buy or material to read before the sessions. There is no cost.

Please sign up through the Church office – waltonmemorial@cogeco.ca


Anxiety is at an all-time high, but there’s a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites readers into a study of Philippians 4:6-7 where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, “Do not be anxious about anything…”

Philippians 4:6 encourages the believer to “be anxious for nothing.” As Lucado states, the apostle Paul seems to leave little leeway here. “Be anxious for nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero.”

What’s he suggesting? That we should literally be anxious for absolutely nothing? Lucado says, “The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. It’s the life of perpetual anxiety that Paul wants to address. Don’t let anything in life leave you perpetually in angst.”

North Americans especially know about living in perpetual anxiety. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost billions every year in medical bills and lost productivity.

“The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious,” says Lucado. But there’s a prescription for dealing with it. Lucado invites readers into a study of Philippians 4:6-7, the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

“With God’s help, you will learn to face the calamities of life. You’ll learn how to talk yourself off the ledge. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn’t have to dominate your life.”