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Summary: Red Rover- Red Rover-- LET FEAR COME OVER!

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1 John 4:13-18


1) Public speaking

2) Heights

3) Terrorism

4) Insects and bugs

5) Financial problems

6) Deep water

7) Sickness

8) Death

9) Loneliness

10) Flying

I want to talk about the Fear of Rejection

Not being picked for the kickball game

Not making the football team, or the cheerleading squad,

Not getting the job you hoped for,

Not marring the person you thought,

We all have experienced rejection

It isn’t... if I’m rejected? It’s when

When These things happen How WILL I RESPOND

As a believer, Rejection only comes from People----God never rejects us

When we’re kids---Get rejected for anything

Zit, Clothes, Who You talk to, What You Drive, Where You live,

Life is not accident proof-

Airbags, cellars, life insurance, Locks you can find, ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

Couple of facts to help you cope:

1. Not everyone is going to like You: Matt 5:10-11

I couldn’t believe people didn’t like me

Happy, good mood, handsome, great kids, pretty wife, good preacher


After that it’s pretty easy to see, RIGHT

I’d say,“This isn’t fair, I deserve better than this” “I’m a good person”

Acts 10: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Jesus went about doing good---Look what it got Him

The longer I pastor---How few friends I’ll have in my life--

This isn’t high school, Being popular doesn’t mean you’re awesome, OPPOSITE

When You’re rejected, overlooked, cast aside, WORK HARDER


2. Sometimes You’re not Likable: 2 Timothy 4:14-15

Many times We’re our biggest rejection

If we’re not laboring and working to be our best, People have the right to reject us

It’s not us against the world, IT’S US AGAINST OURSELVES

Get in a situation---Could throw a fit, TRY UNDERSTANDING

WATER COMPANY---man willing to help

Bad Call in a little league game---Coach’s response way worse than the call

People want to hang out with people who are: merciful, joyful, compassion, honesty, integrity, patience,

“Well I see other people do it” “There’s people worse than me”

2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

Our standard is Christ---

3 Live a life you’re not ashamed of

Then when rejection comes, persecution comes---You’ll know where you stand

Romans 12:9-21

Love, affection, honor, diligence, serve, rejoice, be patient, pray, give, bless, rejoice, weep----THOSE ARE CHRISTIAN VERBS

There will come a time in your life---learn through persecution

Make sure you’re where you need to be----


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