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Preaching Daily - December 3

Today's Reading...

“Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

Today's Devotional Insight...

Live One Day at a Time
Palitha Jayasooriya


It is said that a well- known evangelist was once preaching in Chicago on the first day of a series of Gospel meetings. At the end of the sermon, he felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to give people an opportunity to invite Jesus into their hearts. However, since the meetings were scheduled to go on for many days, he apparently decided to make that invitation the following day. That night, the great fire of Chicago swept through the town, causing much havoc, destruction and loss of lives. As a result, the evangelist decided that he would never again close a Gospel message without giving people an opportunity to invite Christ into their hearts and to receive His salvation and eternal life.

A lot can happen in one day! That may be why the TV series 24, was so popular.

Our sermon topic for today shows what I believe is a great stress-buster for handling life in today’s highly stressful environment. A lot of stress is caused by unfounded or maybe even real fears and anxieties that grip our hearts. That is possibly why the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 6:34 “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”.

That scripture brings me to the main thought for today’s message.

PROPOSITION – ‘Live one day at a time’, trusting God.

Today, I would like to share 4 thoughts around the simple, but meaningful topic of why we should ‘Live one day at a time’. They are:

1) We Can’t Control Tomorrow

Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth”.

No one is assured of a tomorrow because God holds the times and seasons in His hand. Proverbs 16:9 tells us that “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps”. That is why we need to commit our today and all our future plans into God’s hands. In fact, tomorrow will not dawn for you and for me, one day! I don’t want to sound morbid, but for thousands living today, tomorrow may not dawn!

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Today’s Pastoral Resource...


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