Chances are, you’ve never tried to do what Jesus says to do about worry.

Worry doesn’t just steal our happiness. Like falling dominoes, worry robs our health, our diet, our blood pressure, our relationships, and more.

So it shouldn’t surprise us that Jesus, who says he came to GIVE us a full life, would like to stop worry and anxiety from robbing us of that life.

But his teaching is so subtle, so fast, it’s rarely practiced. Let’s see what happens when you give it a try.

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where Jesus wants to teach you about
worry only takes about a minute hey my
name is Chris Paulo and welcome to what
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worry and I don’t know what’s causing
you to worry right now maybe it’s a loss
of something or to fear something that
you feel threatened whatever it is
there’s this one time where Jesus is
teaching a particularly anxious group of
people and he tells them do not worry
look at the birds they neither sow or
reap or store in barns and yet your
heavenly Father feeds them and on the
surface we’re like okay that’s nice
Jesus look at the birds okay what else
you got but this is actually one of
those teachings that I think people know
but actually don’t practice because in
one of the biographies of Jesus written
by a man named Luke the word for look
that he uses there is consider or wave
or gaze upon until something is
discovered weird that you and I would
use for that as meditate so here’s what
I’d like to do right now I’d actually
like to practice this teaching of Jesus
and so whatever you’re feeling right now
whatever you’re doing right now let’s
just press pause on all of it and we’re
gonna put up a live cam of birds right
now who are doing their bird thing and
and we’re gonna see what we discover
when we do what Jesus suggests and
consider the birds it’s just one minute
you can do this you ready here we go
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yes so what did you discover for me
personally there is something about
their carefree nature and there’s
something about like just the way they
went about their business but but now
that we’ve considered the birds
Jesus has three follow-up questions that
he asks ready so the first question he
asks is kind of rhetorical he says are
you not more valuable than the birds and
he’s not saying the birds aren’t
valuable he’s just saying that on the
sliding scale of life there’s birds but
you are more valuable than birds to your
heavenly Father and then the second
question he asks is can any of you by
worrying add a single hour to your life
worry subtracts our energy it subtracts
our attention it subtracts from our
happiness you get exercise to extend
your life you can eat healthy to extend
your life but worry will not extend your
life and then we get to our third
question and this one’s not rhetorical
this one’s actually for reflection and
he says since you cannot do this very
little thing why do you worry about the
rest and here Jesus is being kind of
blunt he’s bringing us to a recognition
of what we can and can’t control and
when we’re faced with that uncertainty
of what we can’t control we have two
choices either worry or trust and so I’d
love to hear your answer in your
comments below why do you worry about
the rest gonna take a little bit of
honesty but I really I think we’ll all
benefit from this discussion so I look
forward to hearing what you have to say
we’ll see you soon

I asked non-Christians and Christians to react to what Jesus says about HELL.

Summers in Texas feel like there. AC/DC sang about the highway there. You told your ex to go there.

Hell.

Hades. A lake of fire. And something about brimstone. Over the centuries, the idea of hell has become a parity of itself. But how much of what Jesus says about hell resembles your high school book report on Dante’s Inferno?

In this video, we start that discussion. Some of the reactions gave me some new thoughts to consider, I think the same will be true for you.

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hey everybody my name is Chris and
welcome to what Jesus says about where
Jesus speaks for himself so you can
respond for yourself and I am so excited
because in our last video we had some
cameras rolling while non-christians and
Christians reacted to what Jesus says
about heaven and to date it’s our most
viewed video on our channel so thank you
so much for watching but any honest
conversation about what Jesus says about
the afterlife doesn’t just include
heaven it also includes this idea of
Hell and so once again we had the
cameras rolling while non-christians and
Christians
reacted to what Jesus says about help
take a look any honest reading of
Jesus’s teaching on the afterlife also
include this idea of help just in one of
his teachings he says I tell you my
friends do not be afraid of those who
kill the body and after words can do no
more but I’ll show you whom you should
fear fear Him who after your body has
been killed has authority to throw you
into hell do you believe that there is a
hell yes reluctantly struggle with it
don’t like it yes no nope
and I feel like I have to believe that
there’s a hell there’s a heaven but I
don’t want there to be like why do you
say that it’s a struggle emotionally
mentally spiritually all levels to deal
with them the word hell I guess it just
puts like the people who have killed
like the shooting in Germany that just
happened like right now I don’t want
them to go to hell but like I hope they
changed their ways but like they need to
be punished or what I trust him that
he’s a good god and that he will
accomplish justice which is just as
important as being loving he also has a
right to create a world where there are
beautiful things like justice and
justice is a beautiful thing until I lay
it upon myself I like that a lot because
that comes from an assumption of there’s
this like idea of justice and fairness
right we’re good people people who do
good end up in a good place and people
who do bad end up in a bad place I I
really like that assumption because it
makes things easier to kind of you know
to kind of to be able to say that
there’s a heaven there’s a hell these
these are for good people and bad people
right but so for me personally I don’t
think that’s true I don’t think good
people always end up in good places I
don’t think that people right and so for
me on a practical level hell doesn’t do
anything and my head is like isn’t there
another way isn’t there another way to
accomplish your goal instead of this
place I think the idea of Hell is
misguided and I think the idea
I mean so Jesus is misguided if he was
here and we were talking about this I’d
be like man I don’t I don’t agree with
you because I think it’s like for me
it’s like the idea of punishment what is
it for what are we trying to accomplish
and from what I know of Hell my probably
naive understanding is like it is just
eternal and I just don’t get that like
for me punishment is about
rehabilitation and this seems so
black-and-white and lacking of the idea
of what punishment is for that I would
just go man I think we need to like I
would I would push back a little bit
where do you think it comes from that
unless it’s fair it can’t be true aren’t
those two separate questions whether
it’s true or not and whether it’s fair
or not in terms of fairness yeah I don’t
I also don’t agree with that but I’d
also like there were plenty of things
that are chewed that aren’t thicker so
without logic I mean I feel like there
are plenty of things that are true that
aren’t fair
yeah yeah I mean in general we I I think
the same is true but I I don’t think it
applies in the special context of hell
what struck me in this is that he has
the authority it’s the authority piece
like I went right there I didn’t even
get to the hell part it was just who is
he and Who am I and that was a powerful
conversation I gotta say I am the guy
who this is my channel I like talking
about Jesus and sitting at that table I
can I can tell you that I learned and I
gained a new perspective by just
listening to others and I hope that’s
your experience here at this channel as
well thank you so much for being part of
this conversation I’d love to see your
reactions and your comments so make sure
you leave them below and if you missed
the previous video where we had people
reacting to what Jesus says about heaven
you can take a look over here on our
playlist thank you so much and we will
see you soon bye bye

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