By Doug Fields
This is a 4-week downloadable message transcript series. Included in this file are 4 Microsoft word documents containing the full word-for-word message transcripts and student outlines.
There's more in the Bible about fear than there is about heaven and hell. All throughout the Bible we are told that we are not to live in fear. This message series talks about the fear of failure, the fear of rejection, the fear of commitment, the fear of the future. The good news of this series is that God says you can break free from your fear.
We want to make sure there are things in our lives that give us purpose, that give us hope, that give us things to focus on and be a part of, things to value. Commitments are important in our life. God should be our first commitment, and when He is at the top He helps all those other commitments fall into place.
Week 1 — Taking Action On Your Fears We all have fears about something. You call them whatever you want. You can call it worry, you can call it tension, stressed, being uptight. This message will investigate some of the ways fear grips our lives, and how God helps us to reveal those fears and begin to activate our faith to deal with those fears.
Week 2 — How to Fail Forward Fear of failure typically paralyzes us. We often times get stuck in decision making or let past failures control our actions. Failure prevents us from trying anything new or taking risks. In this message, get a perspective change and learn how to tackle this fear of failure and let God help us fail forward and to move on through our fear of failure, into the more abundant and full life God has in mind for us.
Week 3 — Overcoming the Fear of Rejection There's a big difference between the fear of failure and the fear of rejection. Both fears are very real but the fear of failure focuses on my performance - what I do. Then there is the fear of rejection that focuses on me as a person - who I am. Oftentimes, we stop enjoying life because the people in our lives act kind of smug and we fear their rejection. You'll learn about some traps that happen in our lives because of our fear of rejection, and helps students discover why they are so confused about what's outside versus what's inside their heart, and how to break free of these fears.
Week 4 — Overcoming the Fear of Commitment Each of us in our lives are committed to different things. Some of us are dealing with relationships, others of us are dealing with committing to our families, to school or to friends. Why are there fears in commitment? Why do we fear a valid commitment? Commitment is huge.
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