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Where does fear come from? Who has the most to fear? Do you know where you are going? Fear gets into us and it doesn’t go away easily. Fear is more than an attitude, it is a spirit. We need to understand the “doctrine of fear” because the only way to get over it is to understand where exactly it comes from.

According to the news, we just can’t seem to get over our COVID fears as vaccinated people continue to wear masks even though they are outside. The press recently reported, the misrepresentation of science by the CDC is causing fear but it’s important to understand that science is never “settled”. It will always change and seek additional discoveries, upending what we assumed to be true.

Also, Canada arrested Pastor Artur Pawlowski on a busy highway in the freezing cold for continuing to hold church services in defiance of COVID orders. They continue to wage war against Pastors James Coates, Jacob Reaume, and David Lynn as well. However, there is only one antidote to fear: Jesus. We are disconnected, anxious, and fearful because sin has separated us from our Father.

We will tie the concepts of sin and fear together as we look at David’s response to his confrontation with Nathan over the murder of Uriah. David doesn’t run away from God, instead, he runs towards Him. He repents. We don’t talk much about repentance in the Church. It’s great to have purpose and be blessed but without repentance, we have nothing– we’re just rearranging furniture on the deck of the Titanic.


Key Verse: Acts 3:19-21

Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.


Theme:  Repentance is making us more like God by helping us purge the sinful habits that corrupt and corrode our lives and reputation.


Scriptures Studied:  Galatians 5:17; Genesis 1-2; Genesis 3:8; John 8:32; John 14:6; John 1:14; 1 John 4:18; 1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:7; Philippians 1:21; Acts 5:30-31; 2 Samuel 12; Matthew 7:5; Psalm 51:Title-19; Ephesians 2:102 Corinthians 7:1; Romans 8:29; 1 Kings 15:5; Job 15:14; 2 Timothy 2:25-26; Acts 3:19-21; 1 Corinthians 11:28-32; Psalm 32; 1 John 1:9John 1:29; John 1:7; Mark 10:34; Isaiah 61:3; Psalm 34:6; Zephaniah 3:20


Further Study:


Points to Note:

Reminder, the story of Saul & David is Our Story:

  • Saul: [Kingdoms of this world] Self-Centered, Demanding, Disobedient to God, Seeks His Own Glory
  • David: [Kingdom of God]  Other-Centered, Giving/Self-Sacrificing, Obedient to God, Seeks the Glory of God


Kingdom of Saul | Self-Absorbed and Insecure | Passing Away

  • Every moment is about himself
  • Everyone is suspect
  • Everyone is a threat
  • Willing to kill for his kingdom
  • Estranged from everyone he loved
  • On the road to self-destruction


Kingdom of David | Self-Less & Dependent on God | Arriving

  • Wounded by the Lord
  • Made useful to those wounded in the world
  • Contrite, Compassionate, and Hungry for God
  • Made ready to serve others



  • There is foreshadowing to the language used in 2 Samuel 12:5-6 where David pronounces judgment upon the fictional situation of the slain lamb having to be repaid “fourfold”.  In the coming chapters, David will lose four of his own sons due to his sin of taking Uriah’s life.


Episode Points:


  1. SIN STICKS to the SOUL. ‣GOD TAKES it AWAY (Jn 1:29)
  2. SIN SOILS your MIND. ‣GOD PURIFIES. (Jn 1:7)
  4. SIN SADDENS the HEART. ‣GOD RESTORES our JOY. (Is 61:3)
  • TRUTH > Repentance is making us more like God by helping us purge the sinful habits that corrupt and corrode our lives and reputation.
  • TRUTH > Sin hurts us emotionally, physically, socially, and relationally. But God immediately responds to our repentance.


Recognize the Following:

  • “Why are we so afraid when we think about death?… Death is only dreadful for those who live in dread and fear of it. Death is not wild and terrible, if only we can be still and hold fast to God’s Word. Death is not bitter, if we have not become bitter ourselves. Death is grace, the greatest gift of grace that God gives to people who believe in him. Death is mild, death is sweet and gentle; it beckons to us with heavenly power, if only we realize that it is the gateway to our homeland, the tabernacle of joy, the everlasting kingdom of peace.” Pastor Dietrick Bonhoeffer
  • “Is there anything more difficult than to admit that we are wrong?” – David Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • There is nothing better than when God sends us messengers of his wrath. For then he can make us feel his mercy and cease to enjoy our sins, so that we may apprehend his vengeance and our conscience may torment us, to the extent of humbling us to seek pardon and remission in him, until he has accepted us. – John Calvin
  • God does not permit His children to sin successfully – Charles Spurgeon
  • We see sin in other people much clearer than we see our own.


Questions to Consider:

  1. Where does fear come from?
  2. Who has the most to fear?
  3. Death is a gift because it is the doorway to our everlasting Father.  This is what we believe—do you truly believe it?
  4. Do you know where you are going?
  5. What behavior are you enjoying right now that you know you shouldn’t be engaging in?
  6. When you are convicted of your sin do you run towards God or hide away from Him?


Further Consideration:

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The Deep End, Season 4
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