Week 1: The Invisible Enemy – Faith in the Midst of Fear
Sermon Title: Overcoming Fear
How do you handle fear and anxiety when the future is uncertain? In a world filled with invisible enemies—death, disease, and evil—how are we to face what feels like an unknowable future? What do we do with our anxiety regarding the days ahead? This sermon series is based on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, which discuss the future of Christ’s Second Coming, and what believers should do while awaiting his return. The Apostle Paul encourages believers to be prepared, to cling to the truth of what they have been taught, and to live responsibly in light of the future.
Uncertainty breeds fear because of a lack of control about the future
Paul reminds us of two ways to defeat fear and uncertainty
• We can be grateful for what Jesus has done
• We can look ahead and be hopeful for what Jesus is going to do
God’s promises about tomorrow enable us to live a hopeful life today