Spring Cleaning Part 3 “Fear”

Spring Cleaning – Fear

Pastor Donita Keister – 5/18/14

_____________ is an intricate part of the ___________ ____________ process God built into us.


By eating of the tree Adam and Eve expressed their belief that God’s ___________was a _______.   As they walked away from God they experienced, for the first time __________   ____________.

1 John 4:12-18

12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

The more we ___________________and ______________ God’s ________________________ the less we live with toxic fear.

Romans 12:2  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

2 Corinthians 10:5   We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

We have the ability to _____________either a negative or positive_____________ when the emotion of fear is produced inside us.

2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

The more often you make the ___________choice and the less often you make the ____________ choice, the more ____________ that choice will become.

Isaiah 8:12-14   12 “Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear,
and do not dread it.13 The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread. 14 He will be a holy place;  for both Israel and Judah he will be
a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be
a trap and a snare.

C_____________as ________________ and C_____________the ______________about negative thoughts and the toxic fears that produced them.

Toxic fear is grounded in __________and _____________; Godly fear is grounded in __________ and _____________;


C___________________ on God’s__________________ and C_____________ His holiness and greatness.

Toxic fear seeks the_____________of the world and a ____________ perspective;    Godly fear will seek God’s ____________ and His ______________perspective;


C_____________ to a plan and C____________the way you deal with that negative thought pattern.

Toxic fear leads us to a place of ________________where we focus on _______________;  Godly fear provides a place of ________________ in His perfect love where we live out _________________________and ____________________.