The Signs Of Your Times Part 5 “Is It Possible To Not Be Afraid?”
04-09-2017 by Pastor Eric
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The Signs of Your Times – Part 5
Is It Possible to Not Be Afraid?
John has a clear _______________ for recording the miracles that he records.
The Purpose of John’s Gospel
30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[a] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
John doesn’t ______________ the ___________ from the miracle to the reasons for belief.
After the miracle we often read of someone __________________ in Jesus.
John 2:11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him
John 4:53, Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed.
John 6:14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
John 6:15-21 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
Jesus Walks on the Water
16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles,[a] they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
The disciples were not afraid of the _________________.
When you really ______________ who Jesus is; you will have _______________ to fear.
It is very ____________ to say, “It is I, do not be afraid.”
Someone who can say, “It is I, do not be afraid.” is clearly worthy of our ________________.
Jesus isn’t talking about the _______________ emotion of fear, but the ________________ emotion of fear.
The issue is not really about _________; it’s about ______________.
The fact that fear and Jesus can’t exist in the same space says very _____________ about the space.
Sometimes you have no _______________ over the space you find yourself in.
Please don’t ______________ this as simplistic or “too good to be true”.
There are others who are in or have been in the exact spaces you and I are in and they are _________ afraid.
Will you ____________ Jesus at His word?