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Welcome to the Iowa City Church sermon and teaching page.  We know that life can be confusing, and sometime just plain hard.  We believe the best way to live life comes through following Jesus.  These lessons and sermons are designed to be a resource to help you on that journey.  We hope you find them helpful!

Apr 17, 2023

All of us experience anxiety, and for many people it is a daily struggle. In 2018, Medical News Today reported that anxiety disorders affect nearly one in five people. For children and teens, the CDC has found an increase in anxiety diagnoses. It’s important that we talk openly about struggles with anxiety—something we will all experience—without making others feel shame about it.

Anxiety is not necessarily caused by a lack of faith in God, a subpar prayer life, or lack of Bible reading. Certainly, God’s Word speaks to our anxious thoughts, and our sin can cause anxiety, but we ought not feel shame or be shamed because of the anxiety we experience. Life is scary and unpredictable, and so much lies beyond our control. Learning to see God in the midst of the chaos and lean into our relationship with him is key to finding our way through our anxious thoughts.

Thankfully, the Bible isn’t silent about this. On Sunday we will begin a four-week series designed to help all of us face the anxieties of life with the truth of Scripture along with the spiritual and practical applications it provides us for our everyday lives. To be a part of this journey give a listen to part one of Anxious for Nothing.