Overcoming Fear

by Rev. Sean Finnegan on February 8, 2015
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rational vs. irrational fear
- Should be afraid of jumping off the roof
- Should be afraid of touching a live wire
- Should be afraid to start a fight with the police
- Shouldn't be afraid to leave the house
- Shouldn't be afraid of all strangers
- Shouldn't be afraid of the dark

problems with fear
- Paralyzes, prevents, holds back, limits
- Robs you of joy
- Can cause health problems

1 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”

1 Samuel 17
Why was David so different from everyone else when Goliath came out?

Psalm 91
The key to overcoming fear

three steps to overcome fear
1. Analyze your fear
2. Face your fear
3. Ask others for help

Hebrews 2:14-15
Christ came to free us from the ultimate fear.

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