The Cure for Care! by Steve Wagers


The Cure for Care!
Steve N. Wagers
1 Peter 5: 7
November 12. 2006

Sermon Outline
1. We Must Send our Worry to God!
A) Conclusively
B) Completely
C) Consistently
2. We Must Strengthen our Walk with God!
A) Be Serious about the Devil
B) Be Sensitive to the Devil
C) Be Steadfast against the Devil
3. We Must Sanctify our Worship of God!
A) The Grief we must Endure
B) The Grace we now Enjoy
C) The Glory we will Enthrone

On Good Friday, 2002, a movie was released that hit the country by storm. It came to be known as one of the most suspenseful thrillers of all time. It depicted Jodie Foster as a 30-year old mother who was looking for an apartment in NYC. Foster's character finds a Brownstone apartment on the upper Westside of NYC. She buys it and finds that it has all the amenities of the most expensive apartments in NYC. However, this apartment had one thing that none of the other Brownstones had. It had a strategic and specific room known as "The Panic Room."

The Panic Room was a room that was totally self-contained. It is steel and concrete reinforced with a massive steel door triggered by a laser eye. It had its own heating and air system, its own electrical system, and its own telephone system. It is fully wired so that every room of the apartment can be seen at different times from a wall of monitors. This room was so designed so that if one was ever afraid they could run into the Panic Room and feel safe.

The truth of the matter is that we live in a day where many people are looking for their own personal Panic Room. They are unsure. They are uncertain. They are unsettled. After 9/11, the daily reality of terror/war, and the constant threat of a nuclear attack, people are in search of a place into which they can hide and feel safe.

In his book, Nothing to Fear, Fraser Kent lists the most common phobias.

Peladophobia: fear of baldness
Aerophobia: fear of drafts.
Porphyrophobia: fear of the color purple. Chaetop ...


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