HOW TO HAVE A FEAR NOT CHRISTMAS

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Dec. 01

Sermon Outline

HOW TO HAVE A FEAR NOT CHRISTMAS

Luke 2:26-38

Introduction:All the main characters in the Christmas story experience fear.Even today we face the same kinds of worry.How do we overcome them?

I.THE FOUR FEARS OF CHRISTMAS

A.Mary Fears Being _______________________ (Luke 1:29-34)

Responsible to raise the son of God

B.Joseph Fears Social ________________________ (Matthew 1:18-20)

Shame/honor culture

C.Zechariah Fears Being ______________________ (Luke 1:11-13)

How can I be sure of this?

D.The Shepherds Fear Sudden _____________________ (Luke 2:8-10a)

Suddenly…”

II.OVERCOMING OUR FEARS

A.Challenge the _____________________ of Fear

1.What are you letting into your mind?

2.Stop listening to fears

B.Fill Your Mind with ____________ and ________________ (Luke 1:46-56)

C.Base Your Confidence on God’s ____________________________

1.Luke 1:45

2.Psalm 56:3-4

D.________________________________ Everyday to the Lord

1.Mary’s surrender (Luke 1:38)

2.Job 11:13-18

Conclusion:What fears are holding you down?The message of Christmas is “Don’t be afraid.”