MAIN POINT: "We may not be able to completely remove fear, but we can overcome it." KEY VERSE: “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear…” – 1 John 4:18a CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Do you want to be controlled by fear, or overcome it?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: 1 John 4:18a, Romans 8:31, 35, 37-39 SUMMARY: Fear is an emotion caused by belief in a looming potential loss. It’s based in the future. The source of our fears is usually something we’re going to lose or we’re afraid we won’t have in the future. Since we can never really know what’s around the corner, is it even possible to live without fear?
Fear of the Future
Scared to Death
April 28, 2019 • Ronnie Rothe
Fear of the Past
Scared to Death • May 12, 2019 • Jeremy Pietrocini
MAIN POINT: "Fear from our past often makes us create walls that keep us from being free to live the life God has for us." KEY VERSE: "I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.” – Philemon 1:6 CHALLENGE QUESTION: "What is your wall that keeps you from addressing your fear? Are you willing to share that with someone and face your fear this week?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Philemon 1:8-12, 13-18 SUMMARY: Fear is always about something you’re going to lose in the future. But fear is almost always rooted in the past. Your past is a problem when it creates fear for your future. It limits your potential and gets in the way of a deeper relationship with God.
Perpetual Anxiety in the Present
Scared to Death • May 5, 2019 • Matt Paddack
MAIN POINT: "To overcome anxiety we cast it on the One who is willing and able to carry it." KEY VERSE: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:5-7 CHALLENGE QUESTION: "Will you try to carry your fears? - OR - Will you be willing to cast them on the one who cares for you?" SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: 1 Peter 5:5-7, Philippians 4:6-7 SUMMARY: As a society, we’re more anxious now than we’ve ever been. If fear is caused by our belief in a future potential loss, then anxiety is the present emotion caused by that uncertainty. We carry it around like a software virus. It slows us down and quietly keeps us from operating at our full potential.