The Gifts Over Fear

September 6, 2023

Series: Misc Sermons

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Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:6-10

We will all stand in front of God one day and give an account of our life. Matthew 25 tells us a parable of a man who was given a talent and his fear kicked in. His fear took over and he hid it because he didn’t want to lose it. 

There is something greater than the fear that comes into our life. Over 500 times the term or word fear is mentioned in the Bible. Fear is something that will come into our lives at some point. 

Spirit in the lowercase form. Something that can change your mind or feeling, is a spirit. The spirit of fear does not come from God. If something doesn’t come from God then it comes from the devil. In our world the common control is fear. They murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. Can you imagine if 6 million Jews stood against it? The devil wants you to respond with fear. How you control fear, believe in God, don’t doubt Him. Jesus Christ over 40 times said to not be afraid. 

Gifts are something we are not usually supposed to ask for. In the Bible, there are many gifts that God has given us and we didn’t even ask for them. In the case of fear, God gave us three things to stamp out fear.


The Greek word is dudymos, English – dynamite. When dynamite is lit it’ll blow a hole in just about everything. When we allow God to come into our lives our faith is fueled and God gives us the power to overcome fear. God gave His power to every Christian, not just to a few. God is always the victor. The Word of God has power and if we let it into our hearts then it’ll give us power through it. Just as dynamite, one must respect it because of its power. God’s power must also be respected. 


When one usually thinks of love one thinks of a passive tense. Perfect love casts out all fear. Love, agape. We love God because He first loved us. There are times when you are given courage but most times there is a perfect love that is given to love the enemy, not hate. Christians have more for them than against them. Perfect love casts out all fear. 

Sound Mind

Discipline that is self-control. When fear has control over us it’s often only in our mind. We think this, that, and the other. If we allow God to take control then He will take over and get things into control. This gift has nothing to do with how smart you may or may not be. Tell the fear what God said about you. 

Ever since we were saved we’ve been opening up these gifts. They just don’t stop! The best thing about your life was that you received a little bit of discipline. Without that discipline we would do whatever we wanted that would cause a lot of problems.

If the enemy can make you fear then you’ll stop doing what God says to do.