Sermon Notes – 2019-03-03

NO FEAR: Living Life Unafraid

Series Theme: Everyone worries about something. We all have things we fear. But while fear is a persistent companion, we don’t have to be controlled by it. Through this series we will learn how to address our fears, control them, learn from them, even use them, and we can press through them. We’ll also consider scripture passages about fear and the spiritual practices than can bring real peace.
Theme Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 NRSV “Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.”
Message Theme: The key to living life unafraid comes from finding your peace through your relationship with God in Jesus Christ. Walking daily with God at your side give you a different perspective on how you see and experience the world around you.
Scripture Reading:
Matthew 14:22-33 NIV
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Philippians 4:4-8 NRSV 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

NO FEAR: Living Life Unafraid
Message Outline
“Life with God is not immunity from difficulties but peace in difficulties.” C.S. Lewis
P.E.A.C.E. based on Philippians 4:4-8 Praise God’s Goodness. vs.4 Embrace your world with God’s love. vs.5 Ask God for help. vs.6 Connect to Jesus Christ. vs.7 Engage only good and positive thoughts. vs.8
“Peace is not the absence of Conflict but the presence of Christ.” Author Unknown
Memorization Verse Matthew 14:27 “But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”’
___ I will memorize Matthew 14:27
___ I want to be a part of a G2-growth Group
___ My favorite Bible Passage from the 5X5X5 Reading is:
___ I want to know more about being part of the Green Team

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