Fundamentals - Fearless - Part 1 Fear Tolerated is Faith Contaminated
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
●Over 2000 known fears
●Most of them are learned behavior
●Only 2 of them are in-born...fear of falling and a fear of loud noises
●A PHOBIA is a type of fear---an irrational fear that is held despite contradictory evidence.
Examples of Phobias:
Technophobia – the fear of technology, especially computers
Nomophobia – the fear of being out of mobile phone contact
Chionophobia: the fear of snow
Pteronophobia – The fear of being TICKLED by FEATHERS
Ablutophobia- the fear of BATHING
Homilophobia- The fear of SERMONS
Tormenting, paralyzing FEAR IS NOT OF GOD!!!---
Fear of falling off a cliff---if you are close to it is a healthy fear!
Fear of the Lord—a healthy respect for His place in your life—is a good fear!
THE CHIK-FILA STORY:
1.Founded Chik-fi-LA in 1967 in a shopping mall in Georgia
2.Passed on a chance to be a part of the KFC chain...WHY?
3.Didn’t want to open a shop on Sundays!!—KFC would have forced that.....HE FACED A CROSS-ROAD
4.Cathy was a DEVOUT Christian who simply wanted his employees to honor God
5.He walked away from millions in potential lost revenue sales on SUNDAY.....
6.Over 1500 franchises later in nearly 40 states....
7.It’s a 3.5 BILLION DOLLAR EMPIRE
8.He FUNDED Bibles for every public school in Georgia!!!
9.TRUETT CATHY---RISKED IT!!!!
The Two Fears
Pachad is “the fear of projected or imagined things. It is the over-reactive, irrational fear that stems from worries about what could happen, about the worse case scenario that we imagine.”
Yirah, on the other hand, is “the fear that overcomes us when we suddenly find ourselves in possession of considerably more energy than we are used to, inhabiting a larger space than we are used to inhabiting. It is also the feeling we feel when we are on sacred ground.”
Question To Ponder:
● Have you reduced any specific area of your life to accommodate your fear? Are you
willing to challenge that fear by confronting it?