Grace Community Church

What Sort of Human Is This?

Given on July 17, 2022 by Brett Helvie
Scripture: Matthew 8:23-34

What makes you afraid? What fears tend to keep you up or wake you up at night? How have you attempted to handle your fears? How does your relationship with Jesus influence how you manage fear?
“Your level of fear and anxiety is inversely proportional to your understanding of who Jesus truly is and where he is!” Do you agree with this statement? How can we go about increasing our gut level understanding of the unfathomable power, authority, control, love and presence of Jesus?
Many in our culture do not believe that malevolent spiritual beings exist. How do you respond to stories of Jesus exorcising demons? What do you think of the Apostle Paul’s statement that our battle isn’t primarily with “flesh and blood” but with “spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places”? (Eph. 6:12) How do we actually go about “fighting” in this spiritual battle?
What specific fears are you battling right now? Spend some time in prayer and ask the Lord to help you see his awesome power, his ability to work in the midst of your situation, and that he is very present with you!