Is My Fear a Hindrance to God’s Love?

Episode 506 Show Notes 

From the Show

If you are in Jesus, in you have faith in him, you don’t have to have that fear of punishment before God’s judgment seat, and that’s what John is talking about. Now, it’s not that we’re not going to experience fear at times in our lives—as followers of Jesus, certainly, we are!

The question is, what do we do with those fears? Do we let them cripple us? They often times can. Or do we turn to God and say, “Lord, help. Help me. Help me to know that you love me even through this. That nothing can separate me from the love that you have for me, not even cancer!”

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. How should I pray for immediate healing?

2. Are we sinful because we’re evil, or are we evil because we’re sinful?

3. I have a question about 1 John 4:18. “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” What does it mean that there is punishment in fear? I was recently diagnosed with cancer and I’m finding myself very fearful. I’m just wondering what the punishment part has to do with my situation?

4. I have a question concerning 1 Corinthians 5:5. What does Paul mean when he says he is delivering the sinning member of that church over to Satan for the “destruction of his flesh”?

Resources

The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World by Michael Horton

A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering by Michael Horton

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