Sunday, October 10, 2021
- 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”15 And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!”18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.10 For now he towers above all creation, for all things exist through him and for him. And that God made him, pioneer of our salvation, perfect through his sufferings, for this is how he brings many sons and daughters to share in his glory. 11 Jesus, the Holy One, makes us holy. And as sons and daughters, we now belong to his same Father, so he is not ashamed or embarrassed to introduce us as his brothers and sisters! 12 For he has said, “I will reveal who you really are to my brothers and sisters, and I will glorify you with praises in the midst of the congregation.” 13 And, “My confidence rests in God!” And again he says, “Here I am, one with the children Yahweh has given me.” 14 Since all his “children” have flesh and blood, so Jesus became human to fully identify with us. He did this, so that he could experience death and annihilate the effects of the intimidating accuser who holds against us the power of death. 15 By embracing death Jesus sets free those who live their entire lives in bondage to the tormenting dread of death. 16 For it is clear that he didn’t do this for the angels, but for all the sons and daughters of Abraham. 17 This is why he had to be a Man and take hold of our humanity in every way. He made us his brothers and sisters and became our merciful and faithful King-Priest before God; as the One who removed our sins to make us one with him. 18 He suffered and endured every test and temptation, so that he can help us every time we pass through the ordeals of life.36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.What stood out to you in this message?What did Jesus do about the devil?What kind of spirit have we received? What does that mean to you?Why is there no need to fear?What do we do if we are afraid?
- LUKE 1:74-75 “that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.”2 TIMOTHY 1:7 “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”LUKE 9:1-2 “And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.”LUKE 10:19 “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”ISAIAH 41:10 “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”JOHN 14:1 ““Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”JOHN 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”MATTHEW 14:26 “But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear.”MATTHEW 14:27 “But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.””MATTHEW 14:28 “And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.””MATTHEW 14:29 “He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.”MATTHEW 14:30 “But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.””MATTHEW 14:31 “Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?””ISAIAH 54:14 “In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.”HEBREWS 13:5-6 “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?””PSALM 118:6 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”PSALM 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”PHILIPPIANS 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.”PHILIPPIANS 4:5 “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;”PHILIPPIANS 4:6 “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”PHILIPPIANS 4:7 “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”PHILIPPIANS 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”PHILIPPIANS 4:9 “What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”2 KINGS 6:15 “When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?””2 KINGS 6:16 “He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.””2 KINGS 6:17 “Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
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