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(Acts 13:36 NIV) Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep. . .
√ For those CLOSEST TO ME.
(Genesis 7:1 NIV) The LORD then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
(Acts 16:31 NIV) They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.”
√ For my GENERATION.
(Jeremiah 15:19 NLT) . . . You must influence them; do not let them influence you!
√ For GOD.
(2 Chronicles 16:9 NKJV) “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.. . .
(Ezekiel 22:30 NIV) “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.
1. Afraid of the PAST.
(Romans 11:29 MSG) God’s gifts and God’s call are under full warranty—never canceled, never rescinded.
2. Afraid of the CROWD.
(Proverbs 29:25 NLT) Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.
3. Afraid of TAKING THE FIRST STEP.
(Hebrews 11:7 NIV) By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.
(1 Kings 19:11-12 NIV) The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
√ Afraid of FAILURE.
(Genesis 9:13 TLB) I have placed my rainbow in the clouds as a sign of my promise until the end of time, to you and to all the earth.
(Matthew 28:20 NLT) . . . be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”