Tuesday, February 23, 2016

3 Weapons to Fight Fear

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3 Weapons to Fight Fear
Image Credit:  Riccardo Mion - Public Domain Image - via Freely Photos
*The following are my notes from my pastor's sermon titled "3 Weapons to Fight Fear."

3 Weapons to Fight Fear

1.  Supernatural Power 
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.  Ephesians 1:18-20
a. God’s power equips us with supernatural abilities when we would otherwise be inadequate.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  2 Peter 1:3 
b. God’s power ensures us supernatural success when we would otherwise naturally encounter failure.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”  Matthew 17:20 
2.  Love Like No Other

a. His love transforms our lives and defines our existence.

b. His love shines a light in the darkest heart, the darkest region, and the darkest circumstances.

3.  Self Control - A Disciplined Life

a. Godly discipline provides us clear goals and guidelines.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.  1 Corinthians 9:24-26
b. Godly discipline protects us from falling prey to temptations.

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