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Overcoming your fears

  1. 1. Overcoming Our Fears Mark 4:35-41
  2. 2. Mark 4:35-41
  3. 3. <ul><li>35That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, &quot;Let us go over to the other side.&quot; 36Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, &quot;Teacher, don't you care if we drown?&quot;  39He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, &quot;Quiet! Be still!&quot; Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. </li></ul><ul><li>  40He said to his disciples, &quot;Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  41They were terrified and asked each other, &quot;Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 4. Innate fears
  5. 5. Fears that people learn <ul><li>Fear of animals – zoophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of numbers – arithmophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of taking a bath – ablutophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of crossing the street – agyrophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of garlic – alliunphobia </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of opinions – allodoxaphobia </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of men – androphophia </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of sourness - acerophobia </li></ul>
  6. 6. Complete list <ul><li>Fear of (A - L)Phobia Fear of (M - Z)Phobiaaccidentsdystychiphobia   machinerymechanophobiaageinggerascophobia   madnessmaniaphobia (see also insanity)air sicknessaeronausiphobia   magicrhabdophobia (see also beaten, being)air (fresh), draughtsaerophobia (see also flying)   making changes or movingtrophophobiaalcoholmethyphobia   many thingspolyphobiaalcohol (drinking)dipsophobia   marriagegamophobiaalone (being) or oneself or lonelinessautophobia   materialismhylephobia (see also woods)amphibians, such a frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, etcbatrachophobia   meatcarnophobiaamnesiaamnesiophobia   medicine (taking)pharmacophobiaanimalszoophobia   memoriesmnemophobiaanimals (wild)agrizoophobia   menandrophobiaangry (becoming)angrophobia   meningitismeningitophobiaanimal skin, furdoraphobia   menstruationmenophobiaantsPmyrmecophobia   mercuruial medicineshydrargyophobiaasymmetrical thingsasymmetriphobia   metalmetallophobiaataxiaataxiophobia   meteorsmeteorophobiaatomic energynucleomitophobia   micemusophobiaatomic explosionsatomosophobia   microbesmicrobiophobiaattackscelerophobia   mindpsychophobiaauroral lightsauroraphobia   mirrorscatoptrophobiaautomobilesmotorphobia   missilesballistrophobia (see also bullets)bad mens, burglarsscelerophibia   mites, ticksacarophobiabacteriabacillophobia   mole rat (great)zemmiphobiabald (becoming)phalacrophobia   money (touching)chrematophobiabaldnesspeladophobia   monsters (or giving birth to monster)teratophobiabathingbathophobia (see also depth)   moonselenophobiabeardspogonophobia   mother-in-lawpentheraphobiabeaten (being)rhabdophobia (see also magic)   mothsmottephobiabed (going to)clinophobia   motion or movementkinesophobiabeesapiphobia   motor vehiclesmotophobiabeggarshobophobia   mushroom (aversion to)mycophobiabearing a deformed child or deformed peopleteratophobia   musicmusicophobiabeing evaluated negatively in social situationssocial phobia   myths, stories and lyingmythophobiabicyclesornithophobia   name (a particular name or word)onomatophobiabirdsmelanophobia   narrownessanginaphobiablack (colour)scotomaphobia   needlesenetophobiablindness in visual fieldcyclophobia   needles, pinsbelonephobiabloodhemaphobia     blushingerythrophobia (see also red)   new things or ideascenophobia or centophobiabody odourbromhidrosiphobia   nightnoctiphobiabogies or the bogeymanbogyphobia   noiseacoustiphobiaBolsheviksBolshephobia   nosebleedsepistaxiophobiabooksbibliophobia   novelty, newnesscainophobiabound (being) or tied upmerinthophobia   nuclear weaponsnucleomituphobiabowel movements (painful)defecaloesiophobia   brain diseasemeningitophobia   numbersarithmophobiabridges (crossing)gephyrophobia   number 13triskaidekaphobiabuildings (high)batophobia   objects (large)megalophobiabulletsballistophobia (see also missiles)   objects (pointed)aichmophobiabullstaurophobia   objects (sacred)hierophobiaburied alive (being)taphephobia   objects (small)tapinophobiacancercarcinomophobia   objects (at the right side of the body)dextrophobiacatsailurophobia   odour (one that has vile)autodysomophobiaCelts, CelticCeltophobia   old (growing)gerascophobiacemeteriescoimetrophobia   old (people)gerontophobiacertain placestopophobia (see also performing)   open spaces, crowded public places like markets, leaving a safe placeagoraphobiachallenges to official doctrine or of radical deviationheresyphobia or hereiophobia   opinions (others')allodoxaphobiachangesmetathesiophobia   opposite sexsexophobiachanges (making)tropophobia   otterslutraphobiachemicals or working with chemicalschemophobia   outer spacespacephobiachickensalektorophobia   overworkingponophobiachildbirth or pregnancytocophobia   painalgophobiaChina, ChineseSinophobia   paperpapyrophobiachinsgeniophobia   parasitesparasitophobiachoking or of being smotheredpnigophobia   parents-in-lawsoceraphobiacholeracholerophobia   peanut butter sticking to the roof of the moutharachibutyrophobiaclockschronomentrophobia   pellagrapellagrophobiaclothesvestiophobia   cloudsnephophobia   clownscoulrophobia   peopleanthropophobia (see also society)churchecclesiophobia   performing (stagefright)topophobia (see also places (certain))coituscoitophobia   persons with amputationsapotemnophobiacoldcheimaphobia   philosophy, philosophersphilosophobiacolourschromophobia   phobiasphobophobiacometscometophobia   physical injurytraumatophobia (see also war)complex scientific or (Greek) termsHellenologophobia   pins, needlesbelonephobiacomputerscomputerphobia   places (certain)topophobia (see also performing)constipationcoprostasophobia   places (steep)cremnophobiacontagious (being)tapinophobia   plantsbotanophobiacookingmageirocophobia   pleasurehedonophobiacosmickosmikophobia   poetrymetrophobiacrossing streetsagiophobia   pointed objectsaichmophobiacrowded roomskoinoniphobia   poison or of being accidently poisonedtoxiphobiacrowdsdemophobia   poisonsiophobia (see also rust)crucifixes or crossesstaurophobia   poliomyelitis (contracting)poliosophobiacrystals or glasscrystallophobia   politicians or abnormal dislikepoliticophobiadampness, liquids or moisturehygrophobia   popepapaphobiadancingchorophobia   povertypeniaphobiadarknessnyctophobia   precipicescremnophobiadawneosophobia   progressprosophobiadaylightphengophobia   propertyorthophobiadeath, corpsesnecrophobia   decaying matterseptophobia   pseudo-rabieskynophobia (see also rabies)decisions (making)decidophobia   punishmentpoinephobiadefecation (painful)defecalgesiophobia   purpleporphyrophobiadeformitydysmorphophobia   rabieshydrophobia (see also pseudo-rabies)demons, goblinsbogyphobia   radiation, X-raysradiophobiadentistsdentophobia   railwayssiderodromophobiadependence on otherssoteriophobia   rainombrophobiadepthbathophobia (see also bathing)   devils, evil spiritsdemonophobia   rederythrophobia (see also blushing)diabetesdiabetophobia   relativessyngenesophobiadining, dinner conversationdeipnophobia   religious ceremoniesteletophobiadirt, germsmysophobia   reptiles or creepy, crawly thingsherpetophobiadirt (on oneself)automysophobia   responsibilityhypengyophobiadiseasebisiogibua   ridiculekatagelophobiadisease (hereditary)patriophobia   riding in vehiclesamaxophobiadisease, illnesspathophobia   right-hand side of the body (objects on)dextrophobiadisease (particular)monopathophobia   rivers or running waterpotamophobiadisease (rectal or rectum)proctophobia or rectophobia   robbersharpaxophobiadisease (skin)dermatosiophobia   rooms (empty)kenophobiadizziness or whirlpoolsdinophobia   rooms (crowded)koinoniphobiadoctorsiatrophobia   ruin or ruinsatephobiadogscynophobia   Russia, RussianRussophobiadolls and childrenpedophobia   rustiophobia (see also poisons)double visiondiplopiaphobia   sacred objects or priestshierophobiadraughts, fresh air, air swallowingaerophobia (see also flying)   saintshagiophobiadraughts, windsanemophobia   SatanSatanophobiadreamsoneirophobia   scabiesscabiophobiadreams (wet)oneirogmophobia   school (of going to)didaskaleinophobiadrink (usually alcohol)potophobia   scientific terms (complex) or Greek termsHellenologophobiadrugspharmacophobia   scratched (being)amychophobiadrugs (new)neopharmaphobia   seathalassophobiadrynessxerophobia   spermatophobiadustamathophobia   sermonshomilophobiaDutchdutchphobia   duty or responsibility (neglect of)paralipophobia   electricityelectrophobia   emetics, vomitingemetophobia   empty rooms/spaces or voidskenophobia   enclosed spacesclithrophobia   shadowssciophobiaEngland, EnglishAnglophobia   shellfishostraconophobiaeverythingpanophobia   shockhormephobiaevil spirits, devilsdemonophobia   sinhamartophobiaexcrementcoprophobia   single (staying)anuptaphobiaeyesommatophobia   sitting downthaasophobiaeyes (opening one's)optophobia   sitting stillcathisophobia   skin lesionsdermatophobiafabrics (particular)textophobia   skin diseasedermatosiophobiafailure or defeatkakorrhaphiophobia   Slavs, SlavicSlavophobiafat (becoming)obesophobia   sleepsomniphobiafatiguekopophobia   slimeblennophobiafearphobophobia   small objectstapinophobiafeathers (tickled by)pteronophobia   smellsolfactophobiafecal matterscatophobia   snakesophidiophobiafecescoprophobia   snowchionophobiafeverpyrexiphobia   society or people in generalanthropophobiafigure 8octophobia   solitudeautophobiafilthrhypophobia   sournessacerophobiafirepyrophobia   space (outer)spacephobiafirearmshoplophobia   spaces (enclosed)clithrophobiafishchthyphobia   spaces (open)agoraphobiaflashes of lightselaphobia   speakinglaliohobia or lalophobiaflavoursgeumophobia   speaking aloudphonophobiafloodsantlophobia   spectresspectrophobiaflowersanthophobia   speedtachophobiaflutesaulophobia   spidersarachnophobiaflyingaerophobia (see also air (fresh), draughts)   stage frighttopophobia (see also places (certain))foghomichlophobia   stairs, climbing or of falling down stairsclimacophobiafood or eatingcibophobia   standingstasiphobiaforeigners or strangersxenophobia   standing and walkingstasibasiphobiaforestshylophobia   starssiderophobiaforgotten (being), forgettingathazagoraphobia (see also ignored)   staying singleanuptaphobiaFrance, FrenchFrancophobia   stealingcleptophobiafreedomeleutherophobia   stepfathervitricophobiafresh air, draughtsaerophobia (see also flying)   stepmothernovercaphobiaFriday the 13thparaskavedekatriaphobia   stoopingkyphophobiafrost, ice, extreme coldcryophobia   stories, myths and lyingmythophobiafur, animal skindoraphobia   streets (crossing)agiophobiagaietycherohobia   stringscnidophobiagarlicalliumphobia   stutteringpsellismophobia   sunlightheliophobiagermsspermatophobia or spermophobia   surgerytomophobiaGermany, GermansGermanophobia   swallowing or of eating or of being eatenphagophobiaghostsphasmophobia   symbolssymbolophobia   symmetrysymmetrophobiaglasshyelophobia or hyalophobia   syphilissyphiliphobiagoblins, demonsbogyphobia   taking teststestophobiaGod or religiontheophobia   talkinglaliophobiagoldaurophobia   tapewormstaeniophobiagood news (hearing)euphobia   tastegeumaphobia or geumophobiagravitybarophobia   technologytechnophobiaGreek (or complex scientific) termsHellenologophobia   teeth and dental surgeryodontophobiahairchaetophobia   teleologyteleophobiahair diseasetrichinophobia   telephonestelephonophobiahalloweensamhainophobia   termites, insects that eat woodisopterophobiaheart attackangionophobia   tests (taking)testophobiaheart diseasecardiophobia   tetanus (lockjaw)tetanophobiaheatthermophobia   theatrestheatrophobiaheavenuranophobia   theologytheologicophobiaheightsacrophobia   thieveskleptophobiahellhadephobia   thinkingphronemophobiahigh buildingsbatophobia   thunder and lightningkeraunophobiahigh places (looking up at)anablephobia   ticks, mitesacarophobiahigh places (open)aeroacrophobia   timechronophobiahome, house or being in a housedomatophobia   toads, frogsbatrachophobiahome (returning to)nostophobia   tombstonesplacophobiahomophobia   touching, being touchedaphephobiahorseshippophobia   touching moneychrematophobiahospitalsnosocomephobia   trains, railroads or train travelsiderodromophobiahurricanes & tornadoeslilapsophobia   travelhodophobiahypnotizedhypnophobia   tremblingtremophobiaice, frostcryophobia   treesdendrophobiaideasideophobia   trichinosistrichinohobiaignored (being)athazagoraphobia   tuberculosisphthisiophobiaillness, diseasepathophobia   tyrantstyrannophobiaimmobility (of a joint)ankylophobia   uglinesscacophobiaimperfectionatelophobia   undressing (in front of someone)dishabillophobiainfectionmolysomophobia   untidinessataxiophobiainfinityapeirophobia   urine or urinatingurophobiainjectionstrypanophobia   vaccination, vaccinesvaccinophobiainjury (physical)traumatophobia (see also war)   vegetableslachanophobiainsanitylyssophobia (see also madness)   vehicles, riding inamaxophobiainsectsentomophobia   venereal diseasecypridophobiainsect stingscnidophobia   ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues : anything that falsely represents a sentient beingautomatonophobiaitching or of the insects that cause itchingacarophobia   vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking downillyngophobiaJapan, JapaneseJapanophobia   jealousyzelophobia   vision (double)diplophobiaJews, JudaismJudaeophobia   vomiting, emeticsemetophobiajumping (from both high and low places)jcatapedaphobia   walkingbasiphobiajusticedikephobia   walking and standingstasibasiphobia   walloonswalloonphobiakneesgenuphobia   wartraumatophobia (see also injury (physical)) ablutophobiakidney deseasealbuminurophobia   washing oneselfablutophobiaknowledgeepistemophobia   waspsspheksophobialakeslimnophobia   wasting sicknesstabophobialarge objectsmegalophobia   waterhydrophobialaughtergelophobia   waves (sea), of wavelike motioncymophobialawsuitsliticaphobia   weakness or faintingasthenophobialearningsophophobia   weight (gaining)obesophobia or pocrescophobialefthanded, things to the leftsinistrophobia   wealthplutophobialeft hand side of the body (objects on)levophobia   white (colour)leukophobialeprosyleprophobia   wineoenophobialicepediculophobia   witches and witchcraftwiccaphobialightphotophobia   womengynaephobialight (flashes of)selaphobia   women (beautiful)venustaphobialightningastraphobia   woodshylephobia (see also materialism)lights (glaring)photaugiophobia   wooden objectsxylophobialights (northern)auroraphobia   work or functioning/surgeon's fear of operatingergasiophobialocked in (being), confined spacesclaustrophobia   wormsscoleciphobialong waitsmacrophobia   worms (being infested with)helminthophobialooked at (being)scopophobia   wrinkles (getting)rhytiphobialove (falling or being in)philophobia   writinggraphophobialove playmalaxophobia (sarmassophobia)   writing (in public)scriptophobialying, myths and storiesmythophobia   wrongdoingpeccatiphobia    X-rays, radiationradiophobia    yellow (colour or the word)xanthophobia     </li></ul>
  7. 7. How can we overcome our fears?
  8. 8. I. Do not focus on the PROBLEM 37A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. (NIV) A huge storm came up. Waves poured into the boat, threatening to sink it. (The Message)
  9. 9. I Samuel 17:8-11 <ul><li>8 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, &quot;Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.&quot; 10 Then the Philistine said, &quot;This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.&quot; 11 On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. </li></ul>
  10. 10. “ On hearing the Philistine's words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.”
  11. 11. II. Do not focus on the POWER 39He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, &quot;Quiet! Be still!&quot; Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
  12. 12. Awesome display of power <ul><li>“ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm .” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark records a number of great miracles performed by Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Everything that Jesus did was a show stopper </li></ul>
  13. 13. III. Focus on the PERSON 41They were terrified and asked each other, &quot;Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!
  14. 14. What is the story about? <ul><li>Is it to show the unbelief of the disciples? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it simply to display the awesome power of Jesus? </li></ul><ul><li>Or, there is more to story? </li></ul>
  15. 15. The story is about who Jesus really is !!!
  16. 16. Who is Jesus to you? (Mt. 16) <ul><li>13“…What are people saying about who the Son of Man is?&quot;  14They replied, &quot;Some think he is John the Baptizer, some say Elijah, some Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  15“…And how about you? Who do you say I am?&quot; 16Simon Peter said, &quot;You're the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.&quot; </li></ul>
  17. 17. How can we overcome our fears? <ul><li>Recognize the presence of the problem </li></ul>
  18. 19. How can we overcome our fears? <ul><li>See the true magnitude of the problem </li></ul>
  19. 21. How can we overcome our fears? <ul><li>Focus on the bigness of God </li></ul>

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