Pastor Phil Pringle’s Sermon 31, October, 2015

Psalm 23:4-6
Valley: Deadly ravines common in Palestine.
God’s actual presence brings true fearlessness.
2 Timothy 1:7
God has not given spirit of fear. Many times, the devil won’t incite Christians to do evil; he condemns Christians for not doing good enough.
Many examples of fearfulness: Panic attack, sociophobia, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder
Grace has provided blessing, faith obtains it.
Fear is not just psychological condition. It is spiritual attack. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we can break the spirit of fear.
Isaiah 41:10
Our greateat fear is the fear of abandonment. However, God is with us always.

1. Aloneness: Fear not I am with you.
God can see the fear of abandonment.

2. Disappointment: Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
Sometimes we raise expectation above what God has told us.
When we pray, we have to ensure God is still more important than the answer to prayer. Sometimes God delays the answer so we can look at God’s face and not His hands.

3. Weakness: Fear not, I will strengthen you.
Psalm 138:3
God gives the strength to our soul. God may not change the situation.
2 Cor 12:7-10
Unanswered prayer. What is a thorn for someone may not be a thorn to another. Thorn makes us dependent on God always. In our weakness, we are the strongest. If God does not take away our frustration, perhaps we should embrace it.

4. Helplessness: Fear not, I will help you.
Jesus helps us though not always the way we want Him to help.

5. Failure. Fear not. I will uphold you

Isaiah 43:2
Some like to be in fire or water as they feel God closer in that situation.
What is that Goliath in our lives? We need to identify it and beat it in Jesus’ names.

Posted November 7, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Phil Pringle, Sermon

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