Central church of Christ 

New Smyrna Beach, Fl 

Sunday Bible Study, 9am.    Sunday Worship, 10am & 5 pm.    Wednesday Bible Study, 7pm.

Dealing With Issues: Fear.

An attitude of anxiety or distress, caused by concern over a threat to one’s future. Scripture provides numerous examples of situations in which fear is experienced. It declares, however, that God alone is to be feared, and moments of human fear can be opportunities for deepening faith in him.


Reverent fear of God commended

Pr 1:7 See also Dt 6:13; 31:12-13; Jos 4:24; 24:14; 1Sa 12:24; Ps 2:11; 34:7-9; Pr 15:33; Ecc 12:13; Isa 33:6; Rev 14:7



Fear of natural phenomena 

Ps 91:5; Jnh 1:4-5 See also Ge 19:30; Job 5:22; Ecc 12:5; Isa 7:25; Mt 8:26; Rev 11:13.



Fear of the unnatural

Fear of thoughts and visions  Da 4:5; Ac 10:4 See also 1Sa 3:15; Job 4:13-15; Isa 21:4; Da 8:17; 10:11-12; Mt 1:20; 28:4; Lk 1:12-13,29-30; 2:9-10.



Fear of the unknown or the abnormal Mt 14:26-27; Mk 6:50; Jn 6:19-20 Ac 5:5 See also Ex 20:18; 34:30 The radiance of Moses’ face reflected God’s glory and made the Israelites afraid; Dt 5:5; 1Sa 4:7; Ne 6:16; Jer 10:2; Da 5:9 Belshazzar’s fear at the writing on the wall; Jnh 1:10; Mt 17:6 the fear of the disciples at the transfiguration; Mt 27:54; Mk 5:33; 9:32; 16:8; Lk 5:10; 8:37 Fear seized the people when the Gerasene demoniac was healed; Lk 9:34; Jn 19:8; Ac 19:17.



Fear of embarrassment or shame

Ge 3:10 See also Isa 54:4; Jn 3:20; 2Co 12:20.



Fear of the future 

Jer 51:46 See also Isa 41:23; Mk 10:32; Lk 12:32; Ac 27:24.



Fear of persecution 

Ezr 4:4; Jn 12:42-43 See also 1Ki 19:3; Jn 7:13; 9:22; 20:19; 1Pe 3:14; Rev 2:10.



Fear of death 

Heb 2:14-15 See also Ps 55:4-5; Mk 5:36; Lk 8:50; Ac 23:10.




Fear as an opportunity for faith 
Dt 1:21; Ps 23:4; Pr 3:25-26; Mt 10:29-31 See also Ex 14:13; Dt 1:29; 7:18-21; 31:6; Jos 11:6; Ne 4:14; Ps 3:6; 34:4; 49:5; 56:3; Isa 10:24; 35:3-4; 41:14; 43:5; 44:8; 51:12; Jer 1:8,17; 30:10; 42:11; 46:27; Eze 2:6; 3:9; Da 10:19; Mt 8:26; Mk 4:40; Lk 8:25; Mk 6:49-51; Jn 14:27.