What Are You Afraid Of Part 3 “Purpose and Presence”
Fear – Part 3
Purpose and Presence
We need not fear the ______________ because of the _______________ of God.
God has not given us a spirit of _____________, but of ___________, ____________ and a sound ______________.
The _________________ and ________________ of Jesus will drive out fear.
16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22 You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
24 “The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.
Jesus is alerting His followers to their upcoming _________________. (vs 26) So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.
Is it possible that what you fear is part of God’s _______________for your life? (vs 16) I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
When you receive Jesus as Savior, you ____________ God your life for His _____________….where is the room for fear?
Example: Could it not be that followers of Jesus are to be ________________ in the _________________ of a nation falling apart?
Jesus Walks on the Water
45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
47 Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. 48 He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, 50 because they all saw him and were terrified.
Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil…….
The reason David had no fear is because of the ________________ of Jesus.
When Jesus sent the disciples to be witnesses, He promised them His _________________.
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
God had not given the disciples a spirit of fear but of….