by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Kings 6:8-23   I.         The prevalence of fear             A.        Watch a horror movie                         1.         The scenes start out idyllic. But in the background there are hints that something isn’t quite right.                         2.         The music builds with intensity. You know something is about to happen, but not what or when                         3.         Your heart races as…

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by Wayne Fancher Philippians 2:27 For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. Being Hit By Sorrow Matthew 14:10-12 So he sent and had John beheaded in prison. 11 And his head was…

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Question: Is it wrong to be a Christian and still fear death? I truly feel like I live my life fully for the Lord, but I think about death often and it scares me. I try to think of how beautiful and wonderful heaven will be, but I still find myself struggling to grasp it…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Lamentations 3:39-66   I.         It started out as an observation in Bible class: “Temptation comes because fear is removed.”             A.        How true that is!             B.        God had warned that death would come if the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was eaten – Genesis 2:16-17                         1.         But Satan argued…

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Question: Hi Mr. Hamilton, Is there a way to become unafraid of death? I have been terrified of dying since I was very young and sometimes it consumes my thoughts. I fear the concept of being put in a box in the ground unable to move, think, feel or talk to anyone for who knows…

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Text: Revelation 5:11-14   I.         Why are you here?             A.        Because it is what you do on Sundays? Because your parents make you come?             B.        I hope most of us will say we are here to worship. After all, we call this the worship service.             C.        Yet, most of us have only vague notions what is worship.                         1.         Think for…

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Question: To start it off: I am born half Christian, half Jewish, so my parents never really raised me on religion. We celebrate the holidays of both religions, but I never went to church. I personally do not know what I believe, and honestly speaking, maybe I do believe in God, but I am not…

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Question: How would I go about understanding my insecurities and work on eliminating them or coming to terms with them? I realize that my insecurities negatively affect every relationship that I am currently in and ones that I have lost because of my issues. I don’t want to continue to carry them around with me…

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