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How to Get a Grip On Your Fears

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“How to Get a Grip On My Fears

In 1998”

Matthew 14:22-33 


    January 4, 1998

·         What are some of the things that make you afraid?

·         “Fear is an agitated state of mind that cripples us from looking any further than the _____________ itself.”

·         “Courage is the state of mind that enables one to face hardship or disaster with __________ and ________________.”

·         Courage is a by-product of ____________.

2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)  “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity [fear], but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”



Why Am I Afraid?

·         I’ve been _________ to all of my life.

·         I’ve learned that there’s no such thing as a “free _________.”

·         I really am ____________.

I Must Understand How the “Cycle of Fear” Works

p      ______________:  We see our circumstances

p      ______________:  We loose sight of our purpose and become  


p      ______________:  We start to sink in our problems

p      ______________:  We come back to our source of help.

p      ______________:  We accept Jesus’ hand.



Lessons We Can Learn:

1.      Rocks don’t float without _________ ____________.

2.      The very thing that causes fear in us can become a _______________ to Jesus.

3.      God never promises to save our business, jobs, houses, or even our marriages – what He does promise to save is ______!

4.      We don’t get faith, we _______ it.

5.      God will allow fearful circumstances in order to teach us to ___________ on Him (2 Corinthians 1:8-9)

"Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead." (2 Corinthians 1:9 NIV)

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