Through Different Eyes
7031 - The Fear of Failure
Added: 22nd September 2014
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Many of us, if not all of us, grow up being taught to be our best, to achieve higher, and to do even greater things. We push, strive, and continually reach. When we consistently try to be the absolute best, we experience the debilitating fear of failure. God, however, gives us an encouraging promise regarding success and prosperity.

7032 - The Fear of Rejection
Added: 22nd September 2014
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Though not all of us admit it, we all want to be loved and accepted. The idea that not everyone likes us or may reject us can seriously hinder our spiritual development. True acceptance and love involves giving and receiving love. God’s real love involves this reciprocal love, and as we've been made in His image, our sadness from rejection is also felt by Christ when we reject him. We may spurn the Lord, but He never abandons us. Dan Gabbert speaks about rejection and how to overcome it.

7033 - The Fear of Suffering and Death
Added: 22nd September 2014
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Pain and suffering is terrifying. Though we know what happens to us when we die, death and the unknown would be absolutely horrifying for those who do not know Christ. Dan Gabbert directs us to God’s word to help us overcome this fear. Be reminded of the divine power of the Comforter and Healer.

7034 - The Origins of Fear
Added: 22nd September 2014
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Where does fear originate from? Is fear necessary, and if not, why do we feel it? Dan Gabbert evaluates Mark 4 to help us understand where fear comes from. Remember that without faith in Christ, we can fall victim to fear at any time. We cannot forget about Jesus and His divine power and strength. We often find it difficult to trust, but Christ requires our complete faith in Him in order to defeat fear.

7035 - God's Love Casts Out Fear
Added: 22nd September 2014
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We all feel fearful for various reasons, and sometimes this fear can overpower us. We may feel helpless and useless against all that life has to throw at us. However, remember that God is love and God’s love is perfect. Despite feeling fear, God’s love can dispel all worries. He has a perfect love, and this love is powerful enough to prevent and overcome the most debilitating fear.

7036 - Freedom of Control
Added: 22nd September 2014
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Consider 5 Biblical accounts of control. Each story involves different tactics and different outcomes, but all involve the same problem. An antagonist is attempting to control someone else to get what they want. Is this how Christ wants us to deal with life’s challenges? We all encounter people who oppose us and have different views and perspectives, but should we try to control these people? Dan Gabbert helps us evaluate what is the Biblical and faithful way to approach others. With the free...

7037 - How Does Jesus Define Perfection?
Added: 22nd September 2014
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Our society has a very modernized view of perfection. We must look and act a certain way to please others. We care so much about how others view us and how our public image affects our reputation. However, none of this matters compared to Jesus’ definition of perfection. Discover Jesus’ definition of perfection and consider how we can change ourselves to better be like Him who is perfect.

7038 - The World Rejects You, Jesus Embraces You
Added: 22nd September 2014
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We want to be accepted and loved by others, and it hurts when we are rejected. We can try and try but regardless of our effort we may stumble and be spurned by the world. Despite being denied by others, we have the ultimate Comforter in the Holy Spirit and in Jesus. We are only called to love, repent, and follow Him. We do not need to be accepted by the world in order to find love in Jesus. We only need Jesus’ embrace and love.

7039 - God's Acceptance of Man
Added: 22nd September 2014
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Have you ever considered whether things are truly right between you and God? Perhaps you have questioned whether something is missing in your relationship. In reality, many long-time church members and life-long Christians have these questions as well. Dan Gabbert goes into Scripture to help remind us about God’s acceptance of man. What’s the difference between being loved by God and being accepted by Him? Several Biblical accounts helps to explain the significance of God’s acceptance of man....

7040 - Growth Spots in Our Relationships
Added: 22nd September 2014
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We go through this world amongst others. We cannot be absolutely alone. Many of us have friends, family, and people who we hold close to us. So in this life, we have relationships with each other, and we also importantly have a relationship with God. As we grow in our relationships, we may encounter joyful maturity but also challenges. These milestones are growth spots in our relationships. Learn about the different growth spots throughout the Bible and how these spots affected various relati...

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