How to Handle Your Fear
2 Timothy 1:6
Well amen. Take God's word please and turn to II Timothy chapter one and in a moment we're going to begin reading God's Word beginning in verse 6. II Timothy chapter one. And if you didn't bring a Bible with you this morning look there in the pew racks before you and in all likelihood there's one. and turn to it. I believe you'll always get so much more out of a message if you have an open Bible there in front of you. That is, if the preacher is preaching out of the word of God. And speaking of preaching to you out of the Word of God let me talk to you a little bit about the newspapers before I talk to you from this text. Ann Landers is one that people write to with their problems. And not so long ago Ann Landers reported that she gets more than 10,000 letters a month. Can you imagine? And all of them, or most of them dealing with problems. Do you know what the number one problem that people write to Ann Landers about is? She said, ''I get more mail concerning this one problem than any other problem.'' Do you know what it is?
Fear. People are afraid. They are afraid of losing their wealth, they are afraid of losing their health, they are afraid of losing their friends, they are afraid of losing their family, they are afraid of what their foes might do to them, they are afraid of failure. They are afraid of this, they are afraid of that. And so if you distill these things down Ann Landers says that permeating most of the letters she gets is this problem of tear. I want to talk to you today about how to handle your fear. Actually, not only how to handle your fear, but how to conquer fear. But I don't want to tell you what Ann Landers has to say about it. I want to tell you about what God's Word has to say about overcoming fear and conquering fear and facing fear with faith and how to live a future free from the bondage of free. Alright now, in I Timothy chapter one beginning in verse 6 I read these words. ...
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