Hello, the Pastor today didn’t make the Gospel his main point. He preached on Philippians 4:4-9 which says,
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
He talked about anxiety, and how we need to choose not to have it because the Bible tells us not to. Though, because this was communion, he mentioned that Jesus died, but his main point was not to be anxious. The correct way to interpret this passage is through the Gospel.
He could say that without Christ, we are anxious. We don’t have peace. We are afraid. But, there is way that we can be saved. And that way is Jesus (John 14:6). He gave His life, and loved us so much, and saved us from sin. He drove out fear with perfect love (1 John 4:18). Now, we don’t need to be anxious, all thanks to Jesus.
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland