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Summary: I do this lesson in two parts... Chronic fear? Fear breeds fear? What causes fear? How can we defeat fear? The more you listen to Goliath the greater he grows.

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FEAR MAKES THE GIANT larger: FEAR KILLS

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

This is at least a two part lesson.

TEXT:

1 Samuel 17:16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.

KJV

2 Tim. 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a

sound mind.

NLB

2 Tim. 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and

self-discipline.

MESSAGE

2 Tim. 1:7 God doesn't want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.

Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the

synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

I. INTRODUCTION:

A. DEFINE FEAR, AFRAID:

Alarm, frightened suddenly, a sudden attack, nervous, worry, anxiety, uneasy,

Dread, terror, awareness of danger, worry, concern, apprehension, to be afraid,

Timid, phobic,

panic, distress,

Expecting pain

B. PHOBIA: abnormal or morbid fear,

ALEKTOROPHOBIA: fear of chickens

ABLUNTOPHOBIA: fear of taking baths

ACROPHOBIA: fear of heights

AGATEOPHOBIA: fear of insanity

AGORAPHOBIA: fear of open places... or public places

CLAUSTROPHOBIA: fear of confined places

HYDROPHOBIA: fear of water

XENOPHOBIC: fear of foreigners

ACROPHOBIA: fear of spiders

HOMOPHOBIA: fear of homosexuals

AVIOPHOBIC: fear of flying

COULROPHOBIC: fear of clowns

CACOPHOBIA: fear of being ugly

ECCLESIOPHOBIA: fear of church

HADEPHOBIA: fear of hell

C. DID YOU HEAR THE KNOCKING?

A lady did not have money to pay her bills and her rent.

The pastor of the church told several business men about this poor, old widow.

They decided to pay her bills.

So the Pastor went to her house and knocked and knocked on the door.

He had the money in his hand to pay her bills.

The lady that it was the LAND LORD KNOCKING AND SHE DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY.

The widow had all the doors locked tight, she was all worried and afraid to answer her door?

Finally the Pastor just left with the answer in his hand.

The lady accepted the BAD NEWS...

II. FEAR IS A PROBLEM FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE...

FEAR KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES.

FEAR IS UNIVERSAL --- ALL NATIONS AND ALL PEOPLE MUST LEARN TO DEAL WITH FEAR.

FEAR IS FEELING INSECURE.

FEARS ROBS ANY PERSON THAT ALLOWS IT TO PLAY IN THEIR MIND...

FEAR BIRTHS HEART PROBLEMS...

FEAR STEALS OUR ENERGY... HINDER YOUR WORK...

FEAR STEALS YOUR PEACE OF MIND...

FEAR WILL BRING DECAY TO YOUR FAMILY...

FEAR IS A BONDAGE...

Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit

of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

III. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO IDENTIFY YOUR FEARS? LEARN TO FACE YOUR FEARS...

ARE YOUR FEARS GIANTS OR COCK ROACHES?

A. FEAR IS A REAL CURSE UPON PEOPLE...

B. FEAR IS SELF FEEDING

Deut. 28:67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say,

Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight

of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

Deut. 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is

that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deut. 31:8 And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither

forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

IV. THERE ARE DEGREES OF FEAR...

A. We go from little fears

B To Exceeding fear...

V. LAY YOUR FEARS IN THE HANDS OF AN ALMIGHTY GOD...

Proverbs 3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

[26] For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

A. We must learn to control our emotions and not allow our emotions to control us.

We must learn to MANAGE OUR EMOTIONS BY USING THE WORD, CONTROLING OUR THOUGHT

PATTERNS, AND TAKING GOD ACTIONS...

B. I SAW A DREAM, in the dream 1,000 birds sat on a power line and looked down in a field of

ripe food, they sat there in absolute fear, there was a BIG SCARECROW.

I saw a few birds eating to their hearts were content.

One BIG FAT BIRD WAS RESTING ON THE SCARECROW'S ARM, LICKING HIS LIPS...

I saw

THE SCARECROW IS A SATANIC TACTIC TO KEEP US AWAY FROM GOD'S FIELD...

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