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NEW SERIES:

“HOW TO ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR LIFE”

 

OVERCOMING MY FEAR OF COMMITMENT

Pastor Bill Stevenson and Brother Justin Mosher

April 24, 2022

 

  1. THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING COMMITMENTS

 

MY COMMITMENTS...

* REVEAL MY _________________

"No one can serve two masters."  Matthew 6:24 (NASB)

 

* SHAPE MY ______________________________      

"Your life is shaped by your thoughts."  Proverbs 4:23 (GNT)

 

* DETERMINE MY _____________________

"What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?  What can a man give in exchange for his soul?" 

Mark 8:36-37 (NIV)

 

II.  WHY WE FEAR MAKING COMMITMENTS

 

FOUR COMMON BARRIERS

 

1. PAST __________________

 

2. SELF __________________

"A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways."  

James 1:8 (KJV)

 

3. A __________________ FOR INDEPENDENCE

 

4.  ____________________________

"If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done." Ecclesiastes 11:4 (GN)

 

III.  HOW TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF COMMITMENT         

1.  ASK GOD FOR _____________________

       "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."  James 1:5 (NIV)

 

2.  COMPARE THE BENEFITS WITH THE ____________

                 "It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows."  Proverbs 20:25 (NIV)

 

                  Jesus: "Don't begin until you count the cost." 

Luke 14:27 (LB)

 

3.  ___________________ TO KEEP MY COMMITMENTS

                 "Commit everything you do to the Lord.  Trust him to help you do it, and he will."  Psalm 37:5 (LB)

 

                 "It is God who is at work within you, giving you both the will and the power to achieve his purpose." 

Philippians 2:13 (PH)

 

"... God is able to keep that which I've committed unto him..."  2 Timothy. 1:12 (KJV)

 

                  "The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him."

2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)

 

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