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Facing Fear

May 29, 2011 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Freakin Out - Worry, Fear, Anxiety

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Isaiah 43:1–43:7

Review

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

Sovereignty, Love, Presence, Promise

 

Facing Fear

Exhortations to Courage

Hebrews 13:5, 6

Just what CAN people do to you?

 

Many Faces of Fear

  • Fear of Man
  • Fear of Failure
  • Fear of the Unknown
  • Fear of Loss
  • Fear of Death

Casting out fear?

Isaiah 43:1-7

Identity—Created and Redeemed (v1)

 

Safe in the Chaos (v2)

 

Utterly Committed (v3,4)

 

Fear Not (v5-7)

For the Glory of God

 

Overcoming Fears

Three Questions

  1. What do you fear the most?
  2. What has the most power over you?
  3. What will judge you?

Overcoming Fears in the Fear of the Lord

 

Community Meditation

  • Let’s just get after it. Name the three things of which you are most afraid. What do you wish would never happen?
  • What does God say about these things? Read Isaiah 43:1-7 and see if any of the words here speak to these specific fears.
  • An ancient Christian philosopher and theologian once described the “summum bonum” (highest or supreme good) for people. He reasoned it must be something that can be loved, possessed and unable to be taken from us or lost against our will. Discuss why money, health, fame, control, family, youthfulness, material possessions all fall short.
  • We overcome our fear when we know God is enough for us. Discuss why we think he isn’t.
  • What does the life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus say about God’s commitment to his people?

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