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Summary: A vibrant tale of Joshua and Caleb’s fearless feat of entering Canaan.

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“No Fear” Series

Have No Fear, God Is Here!

Fear Not

10/2/02

I. Introduction

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a. I’ve Never Lost (but I have been a little behind when time ran out)

b. It’s not the pace of life that scares me. It’s the sudden stop at the end.

II. What is Fear?

a. Anxiety caused by real or possible danger, pain, etc.; fright

b. Awe; reverence

c. Apprehension; concern

d. Synonyms: (noun) fright, terror, horror, panic, dread, dismay, awe, scare, revulsion, aversion, tremor, mortal terror, cowardice, dread, timidity, misgiving, trembling, anxiety, phobia, foreboding, despair, agitation, hesitation, worry, concern, suspicion, doubt, qualm, funk, cold feet, cold sweat.

e. Synonyms: (verb) be afraid, shun, avoid, falter, lose courage, be alarmed, be frightened, be scared, live in terror, dare not, have qualms about, cower, flinch, shrink, quail, cringe, turn pale, tremble, break out in a sweat.

III. What is a Phobia?

a. Phobias are persistent, irrational fears of certain objects or situations.

b. A person who has a phobia is often so overwhelmed by their anxiety that they go to great lengths to avoid the feared object or situation.

c. Nearly 5% of the nation’s population are affected by phobias of one kind or another.

IV. Effects of Phobias

a. Those who suffer from phobias avoid whatever they fear because with it comes a number of troubling symptoms such as:

• Anxiety.

• Rapid heart beat.

• Sweating.

• Hot or cold flashes.

• Choking, feelings of being smothered.

• Shaking.

• Dizziness, faintness.

• Extreme need to flee the situation.

• Feelings of panic.

V. Types of Phobias

a. Specific Phobia

Specific phobia (sometimes called simple phobia) is the irrational fear of specific objects such as small animals, insects, snakes, closed-in spaces, heights or flying in an airplane.

b. Social Phobia

Social phobia, (also called social anxiety) is characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in every day social situations. People with social phobia have a persistent and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and of being embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions.

c. Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is commonly referred to as a fear of social situations. A person with this phobia feels intense anxiety, often to the point of terror, in open, crowded, or public places.

VI. Name That Phobia

1. Anuptaphobia: Is it…?

a. Fear of failure

b. Fear of being single

c. Fear of falling

d. Fear of cartoon characters

2. Alliumphobia:

a. Fear of doing homework

b. Fear of aluminum

c. Fear of garlic

d. Fear of losing your hair

3. Enochlophobia:

a. Fear of crowds

b. Fear of scarecrows

c. Fear of Enoch

d. Fear of amnesia

VII. All Phobias

Ablutophobia: Fear of washing or bathing.

Acarophobia: Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.

Acerophobia: Fear of sourness.

Achluophobia: Fear of darkness.

Acousticophobia: Fear of noise.

Acrophobia: Fear of heights.

Aerophobia: Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances.

Aeroacrophobia: Fear of open high places.

Aeronausiphobia: Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.


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