What Are You Afraid Of ? Part 2 “The Future Promises Of God”

Fear – Part 2

The Future Promises of God

God has not given us a spirit of _____________, but of ___________, ____________ and a sound ______________.

Fear, like ____________, rushes in to fill _____________ space.

Mark 4:35-41

Jesus Calms the Storm

35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

  1. Fear is _________________ by our ______________  __________________ of __________________ events.

The _______________  ____________ the ______________ of ____________.

Don’t _____________ the _______________!

The disciples fear their soon, yet future ______________.

The answer is not to ____________  or ______________ the reality of current circumstances.

  1. Fear leads us to ______________ the promises of God.

Jesus said they were _____________ to the other side.               (vs 35) That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side

When we ____________ we are ________________ a promise of God.

If we fear ________________ are we forgetting God’s     promise to _______________?                Matthew 6:31-33

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Caution:  Focus on God’s _____________, not your         _________________.

If we fear _____________, are we forgetting God’s         promise of eternal ______________?

John 14:1-3

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Fear is  ___________________ if you don’t have faith in the promises of God.

You may not know ___________ tomorrow holds but you know ___________ holds tomorrow.

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