Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

When I Am Afraid – Part 6

After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks. 5 When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. 6 And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” 7 And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue. 8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized. 9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.” 11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.  Acts 18:1-11

A. The Mind Controlled by Sinful Fear

1. Truth of what God has done for the believer is forgotten: 2 Timothy 1:6-7, Psalm 103:1-5, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

2. Loss of zealous obedience: 2 Timothy 1:6, Romans 12:11, Jeremiah 48:10

B. The Mind Exercising Biblical Truth

1. Remind yourself the source of slavish fear is not of God: 2 Timothy 1:6-7

2. Remind yourself what God provides to overcome fear: 2 Timothy 1:6-7

C. Developing a Mindset Fixed on Biblical Truth

1. Renewed by the Power of the Gospel: 2 Timothy 1:6-7, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Colossians 3:1-4

2. Controlled by the Love of Him who is the Gospel: 2 Timothy 1:6-7, 2 Corinthians 5:14, John 15:9

3. Lived by self-control and discipline of the Spirit:  2 Timothy 1:6-7, Galatians 5:22-23, John 15:13, Romans 8:12-13