Anxiety: Its Causes and its Cure (1 Peter 5:5-7)

Tim Cain, January 14, 2017
Part of the 1 Peter - Joy In Suffering series, preached at a Saturday Evening service

The lump in the stomach, the tightness in your chest, the shortness of breath, the inability to turn off your mind, the difficulty sleeping, all of us know whats its like to feel anxious. Anxiety is our natural response to realizing that we are not in control of the things we care about the most, and sooner or later that is something that all of us realize. But what do we do with our anxiety? That is the question. In 1 Peter 5:5-7, Peter rejects many of our cultures superficial responses to anxiety and calls us to fight it at the root. In this sermon we will talk about the true cause of our anxiety and see how only the Gospel is able to give us the relief that we crave...

Tags: 1 Peter, 1 Peter 5, Anxiety, El Cajon, Gospel, Jesus, Kaleo Church

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1 Peter 5:5-7

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (ESV)