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How to Face Your Fears (2 of 3)
Series: A New Year without Fear
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
2 Timothy 1.3-7
We have been learning this month from the Word of God how to have a new year without fear. We began in Isaiah 43 talking about the Fear of Uncertainty. There's just something about the unknown that tends to drive fear deep into our hearts.
Do you remember what God told us in Isaiah 43 to enable us to overcome the fear of uncertainty? ''Fear not ... I have redeemed You, You are mine.'' The second Christ steps into your life ... you become His purchased possession. And He tells us that He purchased us in order to release us from the burden and bondage of sin.
''Fear not .. I am with you.'' Isaiah 41.10, ''Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.''
What a promise! What a presence! And to know that through Him ... we can have assurance and peace during those times of uncertainty. And we all have them .. don't we? That would be a good message to pick up today in the Crossing to give to a friend.
And then from Psalm 91 .. God explained to us how to be free from fear. ''He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High .... Shall not be afraid.'' And from Psalm 91 we learned about that secret place that leads to the securest place. Thank God for the security we have in Christ.
Then last time together we were in Hebrews 13 learning about the Fear of Loneliness. Thank God for that Friend that sticks closer than a brother. Now that brings us to the final message of this series of messages: A New Year without Fear.
So join me in 2 Timothy 1 as we consider today How to Face Your Fears. There was a child who was afraid of storms. One night .. a big storm came up and he asked his Mother to stay in his room that night because he was afraid. She said, ''honey, you'll be all right without me. I have to stay with Daddy.'' As she turned to l ...
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