Guilt: The person who is forgiven the most loves the most
My past may remind me, it will not define me.
My past will lead me to worship
Envy: Run Your Race
My point of reference is myself last year
Anger is not getting what you want, so pray for what you want
Fear is a normal biological reaction
Our memories and imaginations kick in and cause fear to linger
Mark 4:35- That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
Mark 4:39-41 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified (great fear) and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
Don’t you care!
Why have fear and not faith?
Who is this?
Their fear/respect of whose presence they were in was greater than the fear of the circumstances of their lives
Luke 12:4-7 “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Two things happened that changed it all…
Experienced the Empty Tomb
Filled with the Holy Spirit
“Both faith and fear demand that you believe in something that you cannot see”
God knows me, is in me and cares
Faith fights Fear