Sermons on Fear
In Proverbs 3:21-26 Solomon shows the benefit of attaining wisdom: finding peace. Anxiety is rampant today. This is ultimately not a medical condition but a spiritual one. Peace is found by those who obtain wisdom. They are able to sleep soundly.
In Matthew 10:24-33 Christ continues to warn the disciples of coming persecution. One of the great challenges in persecution is fear. How can a Christian face persecution without fear? Christ tells the disciples not to fear men, rather fear God. His judgments are worse than anything man can do. He is sovereign. And he cares for you.
In Matthew 10:16-23 Christ tells the disciples that they will be persecuted as they bring the message of the gospel to the Jews. As it was then, so it is now. The church has been given the task of making known the gospel to the ends of the earth, but it will not come without persecution. Christians must be willing to suffer as they hold out the word of life to a lost world.
In Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus calms the winds and waves showing that he is the sovereign Lord of the universe. If this is the case, then those who believe in him should not fear, for Christ has shown both that he is mighty and that he is for his people. This means that no matter what difficulty we face Christ will see us through until he returns and restores all things. Do not fear, rather believe.