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The Fear of Loneliness (3 of 3)
Series: A New Year Without Fear
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Hebrews 13.1-6; Ecclesiastes 4:8-12
January 18, 2009
We are learning these days from the Word of God how to have a New Year without Fear. In fact .. not only during this worship gathering … but in every worship venue we provide be it our Contemporary Worship gathering in the Multi- Purpose building at 11:00 a.m. or our Brazilian Worship gathering at 6:00 p.m.
Soon .. all three of these worship gatherings will be taking place during the 11:00 a.m. hour when we make our schedule change. Your Sunday School class will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. and your Worship preference will be taking place at 11:00 a.m. It won't be long now.
Now take your Bible and join me in Hebrews 13 as we continue our series of messages under the heading, "A New Year without Fear." So far .. from the prophet Isaiah .. we have learned how to overcome the Fear of Uncertainty. And then last time together from David we learned how to live free from fear. And now today from the Apostle Paul .. we're thinking about the Fear of Loneliness and how to overcome it.
Perhaps the greatest obstacle to your becoming all that you were meant to be is inside you. It's not the circumstances around you nor is it the people with you .. it's the fear within you. And one fear that seems to constantly raise it's ugly head is the Fear of Loneliness.
One of our members emailed some time ago regarding a friend of hers whose husband had recently died. Here's what this widow friend wrote: "I am just so lonely. I was married for 46 years and I'm just not use to being alone. I am so lonely."
Are you lonely? Perhaps you feel like that man who was trying to cure his loneliness and sent his picture to the "Lonely Hearts Club." A few weeks later they sent his picture back and wrote, "Dear Sir, thank you for the picture, but we're not that lonely."
Perhaps you feel like the Psalmis ...
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