Message Series: Stress “Anxious Heart”

Stress Series:

Anxious Heart

Trusting God’s Promises




“There are a lot of things in your day-to-day life that are stressful. Being a teenager is stressful – you’ve got school and friends and family and hobbies and homework…it’s a lot to handle! It’s not that those things are bad things. You have to go to school, right? It’s not a bad thing; it’s where you learn! Friendships aren’t a bad thing, and neither are hobbies or sports. Just because they aren’t bad, though, doesn’t mean that they won’t cause life to be a little bit stressful. Sometimes, the stress of life can be overwhelming. When that happens, it can lead to having an anxious heart.” – Chelsea Jacobs  


Open It:

  1. Tell me one bad thing that happened to you this week.
  2. Tell me five things in your life right now that you’re thankful for.
  3. What does it take for you to think positive thoughts?


Going Deeper:

  1. What are some things in your life that are stressful?
  2. Do those things cause you to be anxious?
  3. Do you think it is possible to deal with the stress of everyday life without being anxious?
  4. How do you usually deal with stress? Is it helpful? Why or why not?
  5. Do you think that focusing on praying and being thankful will actually help you to not be anxious? Why or why not?
  6. Would you say that the things you are dealing with in your life right now are a heavy burden?


Philippians 4:6-7

  1. What did Paul say about anxiety? (4:6-7)
  2. What were the Philippians to do instead of worrying? (4:6-7)
  3. How can a believer enjoy the peace of God? (4:6-7)
  4. What can you do this week to reduce your level of anxiety?
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