June 13 & 14, 2020

Lessons From a Quarantine – Week Three

This has been a crazy few months for all us because of Covid-19, the quarantine and racial tensions. There are so many emotions and fears, which leave us with many questions. We’ll tackle some of these concerns by examining: 

  1. What fear does to us.
  2. Questions that fear causes us to ask.
  3. Ways in which to grow your faith to withstand fear.
  • Fear does different things to us.

Fear robs us of our joy.

Fear clouds our judgment.

Fear breeds more fear.

  • There are some questions that fear causes us to ask.

Mark 4:35-37

   Did God cause it? Following Jesus will put us in uncomfortable situations because He cares most about our character and becoming more like Him.

Mark 4:38-39

   Does God care? Jesus does care. He is present and responds to our stress and anxiety.

Mark 4:40

   Why are you so afraid? Jesus has the power to make a difference.

   Do you still have no faith?

Mark 4:41

   Who is this man? Jesus is awe-inspiring in His power.

Faith isn’t the absence of fear, it’s not forgetting who’s really in control.   

  • There are some ways to grow your faith to withstand fear.

Faith is believing when I don’t see it.

   Hebrews 11:1

Faith is obeying when I don’t understand it.

   Hebrews 11:7

Faith is persisting when I don’t feel like it.

   Hebrews 11:27

Faith is thanking God before I receive it.

   Hebrews 11:30

Faith is trusting God even if I don’t get it.

   Hebrews 11:38-40

Faith isn’t the absence of fear, it’s not forgetting who’s really in control.

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