Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Wed., July 14, 2010

http://fbcweb.org/sermons.html

 

††††††††††† God's perfect specific eternal plan for you , Eph 1:3-4; Rom 8:28-30; John 15:1-5; 2 Cor 10:3-5.

 

LIFE OF DAVID Ė Part 37

FEAR OR FAITH?SAUL OR DAVID?

A.Fear or Faith?

 

††††††††††† 1.†† Three types of fear in the Bible

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Alarm (neutral, normal human fear; fear for the right reasons), 2 Cor 11:3; Gal 4:11; Psa 56:3.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.Sinful destructive fear, Num 14:1-12; Mat 14:30-31; Gal 2:12.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.†† Constructive fear, Acts 19:17; Ro 13:1-7; 2 Cor 7:1; Eph 5:21; Col 3:22; Heb 4:1; 10:30-31; Philip 2:12.

 

††††††††††† 2.††† Victory over fear is one of the greatest privileges we have as believers, 2 Tim 1:7; Philip 4:4-6; Gen 15:1; Rev 1:17; Ex 14:13-14; Dt 31:8; Isa 41:10; Heb 11:27; 13:6; Psa 56:3-4; Rom 8:31-32; Heb 2:14-15; Jer 23:4; Dt 20:1; Neh 4:14; Psa 112:7; Job 41:25; Psa 34:4; Jn 14:1-3; Heb 2:14-15; 1 Jn 4:18.

 

††††††††††† 3.†† Common causes of sinful fear

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Rejection of Bible doctrine: lack of faith, Rom 14:23; Prov 1.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† Wrong priorities in life, Mt 6; 10:29-31.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.†† Carnality and reversionism, 1 Sam 17:11; 8:12.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† d.†† Orientation to man rather than to God, Gal 1:10; Jn 3:1.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† e.†† Life of carnality and reversionism reaped in old age, Ecc 12:1-8.

 

††††††††††† 4.††† It is imperative for the believer to orient to the unfailing faithfulness of God and His graceóespecially during times of stress, Lam 3:21-25; 1 Cor 1:9; 10:13; 1 Thess 5:24; 2 Thess 3:3; 2 Tim 2:13;Heb 10:23; Js 1:19; 1 Jn 1:9; Rev 19:11.

 

 

 

 

B.†† Godís Prescription for Victory over Fear and Anxiety

 

††††††††††† #1 - Live in consistent and persistent fellowship with God, Dt 20:3-4; Psa 16:8; Jn 15:4.††

 

††††††††††† #2 -Make BD #1 priority, Mt 6:33; Col 1:18; 3:1-2; Heb 4:12; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Jn 14. ††††††††††

††††††††††† #3 -Advance in the blessed faith-rest life, going from the simple promises in the Word to the mature doctrinal rationales,Mat 10:31; Prov 3:25-26; Heb 11:23-27; 2 Tim 1:7; Jn 14:16-17; Eph 3:20; Jn 14:26-27; Acts 1:8; 1 John 4:18; 1 Pet 3:13-15; Psa 23; 2 Cor 5:8; Heb 2:14-15; Josh 1:5-9; Eph 6:11; 1 Pt 5:7.

 

††††††††††† #4 - Pray to God about your situation, Lk 11:5-13; Philip 4:6-7; Eph 6:18; Col 4:2.

 

††††††††††† #5 - Trust God no matter what, Job 13:15; Prov 3:5; Psa 62:8; Jer 17:5-8; 1 Pt 5:7-8.

 

††††††††††† #6 - Wait patiently on the Lord and His perfect timing, Psa 27:14; Isa 26:3; 40:27-31.

 

††††††††††† #7- Continue living in the peace that He guards you with every time you come to Him, Phil 4:6-7.

 

 

C.†† Davidís victory over Goliath, 1 Sam 17:12-58.

 

 

FOR THE MOST RECENT UPDATED PRAYER LIST GO TO

http://fbcweb.org/Doctrines/FBCprayer.htm