Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope: Unafraid of Fear

Series: Unafraid

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | By Gary Holmes

Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope: Unafraid of Fear

Scripture Lesson: John 11:25-26; 1 Corinthians 15:54; Proverbs 19:23

Sermon Description:
Do you fear sickness, growing old or dying? We are all going to get sick, grow old and die (maybe without growing old). We can worry about a lot of things that might happen to us. Adam Hamilton offers the definition of worry: “Worry is imagining a negative future that may never happen.” Jesus says in the Sermon on the MOunt, “Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? (Matthew 6:27). He goes on to say, “Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself.” In other words don't’ drag the things that might or could happen in the future into your present. One of the values of our church is to “live in the moment.” This mindfulness allows you to stay in the moment, and not let the worry of the past or the future hold you from the current moment of life. What does it mean that the fear of the Lord is what leads us to living with courage and hope in uncertain times, unafraid.


Associated Scripture Passage(s):

John 11:25-26, 1 Corinthians 15:54, Proverbs 19:23

John 11:25-26

25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (KJV)

1 Corinthians 15:54

54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (KJV)

Proverbs 19:23

23The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. (KJV)

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