Tsung Tsin Christian Tsung Tsin Christian Academy Academy Day 1 Big Group Sharing Day 1 Big Group Sharing 16th March, 2012 16th March, 2012
Tsung Tsin Christian AcademyDay 1 Big Group Sharing
16th March, 2012
Now thank we all our God,With heart and hands and voices,Who wond'rous things hath done,In whom Tsung Tsin rejoices;Who from our founding yearHath blessed us on our wayWith countless gifts of love,And still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God,Through all the years be near us,With charity and hopeAnd lasting faith sustain us;O help Tsung Tsin to growAnd challenges to face;Vouchsafe to keep Tsung TsinForever in Thy grace.
The Academy PrayerAlmighty God, We beseech TheeTo grant our academy Thy gracious favourThat knowledge may ever be Enlarged and deepened;And all good learning Flourish and abound.Bless all who teach And all who learn;And grant That both teachers and learners,In humility of heart, May look ever upward unto Thee, Who art the Fountain of all wisdom;Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hymn No. 20Day by day
Day 1 Theme
Leader should learn.
Lessons from Jesus
Lesson 2 There Is A Cure For WorryThen have no care for tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Take the trouble of the day as it comes. (Matthew 6:34)To live a worry-free life is a joy. Anxiety is a killer.
Anxiety and the 21st centuryAnxiety is one of most widespread emotions The Scream by Edvard Munch
Anxiety and the 21st centuryAnxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. with 19.1 million (13.3%) of the adult U.S. population (ages 18-54) affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year, almost one third of the $148 billion total mental health bill for the U.S.http://www.healthyplace.com/anxiety-panic/articles/anxiety-disorders-statistics-and-facts/
Source of AnxietyCannot find your beautiful dress for engagement.Slow Internet speed to update your facebook.Do not have enough time to finish your assignment.
Source of Anxiety for adultLosing a jobAffording houseLosing healthKeeping family relationship
Source of AnxietyFood, drink, clothSo I say to you, Take no thought for your life, about food or drink, or about clothing for your body. (Matthew 6:25)
HungerHunger (Oxford English Dictionary 1971)the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite. Also the exhausted condition caused by want of foodthe want or scarcity of food in a countrya strong desire or craving
WaterAn American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day.
ClothingFor you, it is fashion; For them, it is protection.
How can be worry free?So I say to you, Take no thought for your life, about food or drink, or about clothing for your body. (Matthew 6:25)
Take no thought because
Take no thought because there is something more importantIs not life more than food, and the body more than its clothing? (Matthew 6:25)
Take no thought because God is the providerSee the birds of heaven; they do not put seeds in the earth, they do not get in grain, or put it in store-houses; and your Father in heaven gives them food. Are you not of much more value than they? (Matthew 6:26)
Take no thought because God is the providerAnd why are you troubled about clothing? See the flowers of the field, how they come up; they do no work, they make no thread. But I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. (Matthew 6:28-29)
Take no thought because God is the providerFor your Father in heaven has knowledge that you have need of all these things (Matthew 6:32)
Take no thought because you can do nothing with itAnd which of you by taking thought is able to make himself a cubit taller? (Matthew 6:27)
Take no thought because it is the symptom of little faithBut if God gives such clothing to the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is put into the oven, will he not much more give you clothing, O you of little faith? (Matthew 6:30)
Take no thought because it is too much to affordThen have no care for tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Take the trouble of the day as it comes. (Matthew 6:34)
Take no thought because selfish worrying that forgets GodBut let your first care be for his kingdom and his righteousness; and all these other things will be given to you in addition. (Matthew 6:33)
ReflectionWrite a prayer to God to tell your worries.