Presentation on theme: "We may not be faced with life and death, but… Christians may be afraid to truly express themselves to others because of FEAR. This multifaceted lesson."— Presentation transcript:
We may not be faced with life and death, but… Christians may be afraid to truly express themselves to others because of FEAR. This multifaceted lesson deals with the various environments where fear is manifested and our need to TRUST IN OUR LORD.
Fear About What Others Think When evangelizing. Cp. Matt. 10:27-28 When standing for truth. Cp. 1 Pet. 4:14-16 It is not so much about the big stuff as it is about peer pressure
Some Christians Have a Fear Of… Singing songs about Christs birth… around Christmas. Sermons preached about the resurrection… on Easter Sunday. Clapping in response to good news; someones baptism Saying amen aloud. Some become so afraid to do or say things that we forget about the reason(s) why we can do them. Cp. Matt. 11:17
Our Fears Are Not About Things… But People We fear being looked down upon and rejected. We desire to be respected and accepted. Jn. 12:42-43
Freedom… Not Fear Trust in the Lord. Prov. 29:25 He – not man – makes you stand. Rom. 14:4 NOTE: do not to use your freedom in Christ as a cause for the flesh, division, or stumbling. Gal. 5:13; 1 Cor. 8:9