October 29, 2023

  • Matthew 26:36-44
  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • Galatians 5:1
  • Psalm 147:3
  • Psalm 34:18
  • Isaiah 61:1

The sermon discusses the issue of stress and how people often turn to various forms of self-medication to escape their pain and problems. While these coping mechanisms may provide temporary relief, they don’t address the root causes of the pain and stress. Instead, turn to God for healing and freedom. Gene references the story of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus himself expressed a desire to escape the upcoming pain but ultimately submitted to God’s will. The sermon emphasizes the need to turn to God for healing and freedom from self-medication and addiction.