The Nature of Fear
A Sermon on 2 Timothy 1:12
which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. (ESV)
What is the real cause of all failure and unhappiness in life? How can a person live in this world when the world, the flesh, and the devil are against us? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers, "when one is defeated in life, it is always ultimately due from the fact that he has the spirit of fear." What are the causes of this fear? What are the consequences of fear? What is the cure for this fear? Is it actually possible to walk without fear, confident that all is truly well with our soul? Dr. Lloyd-Jones boldly answers, “Yes!”. In this faith-building sermon from 2 Timothy 1, he explains that it is the gift of the Holy Spirit--- what He does TO us, IN us, and what He ENABLES us to do---that makes it possible. God has given to every Christian the Spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind, empowering us to no longer fear. We can walk confidently, knowing Whom we have believed until that final Day. The one who is not afraid of THAT DAY, never needs to be afraid of the things that can happen in this world.