What the Devil Fears Most (6 of 9)
by Jeff Schreve
Well, as many of you know, my wife loves pets. I tolerate pets, but I love Debbie. So we have two cats and two dogs; two little dogs and two regular-size cats, I guess. And, ah, she asked me the other day, she said, "Jeff, I want to get another dog." She said, "I'd like to get a Great Dane" (laughter). I said, "That's fine, but first let me schedule my lobotomy."..
Freedom from Fear (1 of 3)
by Ernest Easley
We're learning these days from God's Word how to live this new year without fear. And what a challenge that is considering that Doctors have identified over 700 kinds of phobias or fears. For example: Acrophobia: the fear of high places. Claustrophobia: the fear of enclosed areas. Ergophobia: the fear of work. Demophobia: the fear of crowds. Gamophobia: the fear of...
Life's Fearful Valleys (1 of 7)
by Stan Coffey
There are two kinds of fear, there is a negative kind of fear but there is also a positive kind of fear. It is the kind of fear that tells us we shouldn't ski on our feet! It is the same kind of fear you know that tells you that you shouldn't play with rattle snakes and if you live in Florida and you have had...
The Fear Factor: Why We Should Fear God (5 of 16)
by Jeff Lynn
Let us remember that the apostle Peter is giving instruction to these recipients as to how to live as exiles and sojourners both socially and spiritually. He is reminding them that they live in the stable economy or 'household' of the kingdom of heaven. We have been reminded about that this week in the wake of the Japan earthquake and tsunamis. He has shown them who they are in Christ, what they have in Christ, and now he is sharing with them how to live in Christ...
The Grip of Fear
by David Cawston
Have you ever panicked? Have you ever been so anxious that you have made stupid decision? I have! Let me share with you a message this morning about the destructive and constructive sides of emotion. God has a special message for you today to bring release in your life. Let God speak to you though this message this morning...
What If It Happens to Me? The Fear of Suffering (4 of 6)
by James Merritt
I want to talk to you today about perhaps the most thorny issue confronting the Christian faith. In fact, it is the single biggest obstacle for non-christians to overcome in order to become believers in Christ. George Barna, who is the George Gallup of the Christian world, conducted a national survey in which he asked this question, ''If you could ask God only one question and you knew He would give you an answer, what would...
Facing the Future without Fear
by Fred Lowery
Since I promised last week we are going to talk about fear and facing the future without fear because one word summary of the past decade would be greed. Greed. But the word for this decade to this point is the word fear. As you look back Time Magazine called the last decade the one that we just finished...
It Was Grace That Taught My Heart to Fear (3 of 3)
by Jeff Strite
Many people are very suspicious. They'll collect rabbit's feet.
They'll put horseshoes upside down to collect luck. And they'll avoid various things like letting black cats cross their path or allowing themselves to walk under ladders. But one of the most famous fears people have is of Friday the 13th. It's considered an unlucky day, because...
Love Has No Room for Fear (5 of 6)
by Frank Damazio
Intro: We have been exploring the book of I John, learning how to live like Jesus. We've seen Jesus rightly proclaimed by John the Apostle, understood that living like Jesus is a miracle that results from abiding in Him, and we have been empowered to overcome, to conquer the enemy, through the Holy Spirit anointing on our lives. From the Apostle of Love, we also...
Whom Shall I Fear? (2 of 16)
by Ken Trivette
There was a stormy night when the disciples found themselves in a terrible storm and their little boat being tossed about by the winds and waves. Water began filling the ship and it looked as if they were on the verge of sinking. Fear and panic filled the hearts of
the disciples and when they approached the Lord, His question to them was, "Why are ye so fearful" (Mark 4:40)? Hundreds of years earlier, the Psalmist had asked himself a similar question: "Whom shall I fear," and "of whom shall I be afraid?"...
Fear the Lord
by Richard Bradley
Any good sermon incorporates both reminders and exhortation. Just prior to this passage Joshua reminded the people of all that God had done for them in bringing them into the promised land. Based on all that God had accomplished for His people, in Joshua's mind, serving the Lord was their only real choice....
Do We Fear God for Something or Nothing? (2)
by Patrick Edwards
I woke up on the morning of April 25 to an empty, quiet house. Teresa had taken the kids to Virginia Beach to see family that weekend and I had stayed here in order to preach on Sunday morning. I had been by myself all weekend and thus had spent the weekend doing what probably any guy in his 30s would do when his wife and kids are...
Farewell to Fear
by James Merritt
1. It is a spirit that hovers over every home and hamlet on earth. Sometimes it expresses itself through sweaty palms. In a moment it can tie your stomach into knots that take hours to undo. It can shove a lump into your throat and shut down your entire windpipe. It can cause your blood pressure to rise like a ...
Bump of Fear
by Fred Lowery
Leigh and I were on a plane Friday coming from Atlanta and the lady sitting on Leigh's left was afraid and she kept asking over and over is this normal, every movement of the plane, every different sound is this normal. On my right, is a man who was making all of these unusual movements and sounds and getting up and down and I could...
Fear and Faith
by George H. Morrison
Let us consider for a little while some of the springs of human fear, and first, note how many of our fears spring from the imagination. It has been said (and I think truly said) that life is ruled by the imagination. The things we picture and weave in glowing colors have a very powerful influence over conduct. Often that influence is stimulative, illumining the pathway…
The Fear on Loneliness
by Rex Yancey
Loneliness is a fear common to all of us. If we live long enough we will experience it. Have you ever been lonely? Have you ever felt lonely? It is a terrible feeling.The Beatles had a hit song "Look at all the lonely people." Songwriters know that a lonely song strikes a cord and will sell records. Songs like "All by myself," "Are you lonely tonight," and...
by Christopher Harbin
Fear is a powerful motivator. It can protect us from harm. It can interfere with our daily lives. It can also bring us to make decisions that are not as well thought out as we might believe. Often, it is some fear that lies behind our political outlook, the policies we create and...
Free From Fear
by Claude Thomas
A preacher was asked, "How do you respond to appeals for help from people who are gripped by fear?" He suggested the daily reading of Psalm 23. And then he outlined seven powerful "trust-truths" contained in the Psalm. These "trust-truths" should be meditated upon and memorized after reading the entire Psalm each day...
Overcoming Fear Of Rejection!
by Fenton Moorhead