What Matters

A sermon by Howard Batson, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx. Philippians 4:1-9 November 3, 2013 Our stress levels are off the chart, aren’t they?  The death of someone in our family.  The pain of divorce.  A court case pending.  Awaiting the lab results of the...

When Jesus Said Not to Worry, What Did He Mean?

One of the more comforting passages from the teachings of Jesus is found in Luke 12:22-34, where Jesus commands his listeners not to worry about the concerns of life, for God will take care of them. But is this really Jesus’ meaning? To interpret correctly, we...

What Newtown Taught Us: Love More, Worry Less

How’s that new year’s resolution thing working out for you? I’ve never been a big fan of this once-a-year ritual. I guess it’s the whole “turning over a new leaf” syndrome that bugs me most. People resolve to do things better or...

How Worry Will Sideline You From God’s Best for You

When Anne Lamott was expecting her son, Sam, she realized how much she feared that she would be unable to provide adequately for his needs.  She remembered that, during her own childhood, her parents were so cheap that they didn’t keep Band-Aids in the...