With Halloween around the corner, I am starting a series of teachings about our mask we wear.
Here is the outline for the first message in a series called The Mask we will begin this weekend.
This weekend is a message on how to face your PHOBIAS
Pastor Steve Lummer
whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 2 Corinthians 4:4 (nkjv)
Definition of fear- F-E-A-R — Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real.
Psalm 34:4 (GN) “I prayed to the Lord and He answered me; He freed me from all my fears.”
1. THE DAMAGE FEAR DOES
* It paralyzes POTENTIAL
(The disciples) “.were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish authorities.” Jn 20:19
* It ruins RELATIONSHIPS
(Adam) “. . . I was afraid and hid from you . . .” Gen. 3:10 (GN)
* It hinders HAPPINESS
“Worry can rob you of happiness.” Pr. 12:25 (GN)
(David) “I am worn out by my worries.” Ps. 55:2
* It sabotages SUCCESS
(Job) “Everything I fear and dread comes true.” Job 3:25 (GN)
2. THE FREEDOM FROM FEAR
1. KNOW THE TRUTH “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
2. EXPERIENCE THE LOVE but perfect love casteth out fear: indeed fully developed love expels every particle of fear, for fear always contains some of the torture of feeling guilty.” 1 John 4:18
3. FIGHT WITH FAITH “Above all be sure to take faith as your shield, for it can quench every burning missile the enemy hurls at you.” Eph. 6:16 (Ph)
“When I am afraid, I will put my confidence in God. Yes, I will trust the promises of God.” Ps. 56:3 (LB)
Mark 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.