START WITH A BRAINSTORM:
What is paradise to you? What do you envision when you think of paradise?
What is stress & anxiety? How would you define it?
What are some causes of stress & anxiety? (Circumstances, overcommitment, injustice, finances, consequences of poor decisions, etc)
Think back to a time of great stress & anxiety. What was happening? What were you feeling? What was going on in your heart at the time?
Is it sin to have the feeling of stress or anxiety? When do these “feelings” become sin? (Desire leads to deception leads to disobedience leads to death)
Read Philippians 4:6-7:
Brainstorm: As you read these verses, what one word stuck out to you?
What does Paul tell us to do when we experience stress or anxiety?
What does God promise us He will do?
Questions to ask yourself or pair up and answer with a partner:
What are you currently stressing about or what is making you anxious?
How have you confessed that to God? Have you made that known to God?
How do you think God would have you respond?
What do you need to do and when?
How can you pray for each other?