I Surrender Week 2

Audio from Associate Pastor Josh Carpenter on Sunday morning September 24th, 2017.

Life's most common fears:
Fear of Loss
Fear of Failure
Fear of Rejection
Fear of the Unknown

2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Fear is placing our hope in the what-ifs.

Exodus 4:1 NIV
1 Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?”

Why do your what-ifs matter?
What you fear reveals what you value the most.
What you fear reveals where you trust God the least.

What am I not trusting God with?

Facing the what-ifs of fear.
Acknowledge your fear and choose to trust God.

Psalm 56:2-4 NIV
2 My adversaries pursue me all day long;in their pride many are attacking me. 3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid.What can mere mortals do to me?

Facing the what-ifs of fear.
Seek God until He takes away your fears.

Psalm 34:4 NIV
4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me;he delivered me from all my fears.


Matthew 6:27 NIV
27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?