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When I Am Afraid (Part 10) The Fear of Death

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. Hebrews 2:14-15

A. The Certainty of Death

1. Old Testament witness

a. The book of beginnings: Genesis 2:15-17, Genesis 3:6-7, Genesis 3:19, Genesis 5

b. The wisdom books: Job 30:23, Psalm 55:4, Psalm 89:48, Psalm 23:4, Matt. 4:15-16, Prov. 8:36, Ecclesiastes 2:16, 3:1-2, 3:19, 9:3-5

2. New Testament witness: John 5:24, John 8:51-52, Romans 5:12, Hebrews 9:27, James 1:15, 1 John 3:14, Revelation 14:13

3. The Uncertainty of Death’s timing: Luke 12:16-21

B. The Cause and Culprit behind death