Valleys

The Valley of Eshcol (Fear)

Valleys

‘Hope for life’s toughest moments”

Lesson 3: The Valley of Eshcol (Fear)

August 19 & 20, 2017

FEAR FREEZES OUR FUTURE

 

TOP TEN FEARS PEOPLE DEAL WITH

 

1. Fear of Flying

2. Fear of Public Speaking

3. Fear of Heights

4. Fear of the Dark

5. Fear of Intimacy

6. Fear of Death

7. Fear of Failure

8. Fear of Rejection

9. Fear of Spiders

10. Fear of Commitment

 

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Living Bible

 

Numbers 13:23 Then they came to what is now known as the valley of Eshcol where they cut down a single cluster of grapes so large that it took two of them to carry it on a pole between them! They also took some samples of the pomegranates and figs. Living Bible

 

Numbers 13:27 This was their report: “We arrived in the land you sent us to see, and it is indeed a magnificent country - a land ‘flowing with milk and honey.’ Here is some fruit we have brought as proof. Living Bible

 

Numbers 13:28 But the people living there are powerful, and their cities are fortified and very large; and what’s more, we saw Anakim giants there! Living Bible

 

Numbers 13:29 The Amalekites live in the south, while in the hill country there are the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites; down along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and in the Jordan River Valley are the Canaanites.”… 33… descendants of the ancient race of giants. We felt like grasshoppers before them, they were so tall!” Living Bible

 

Anger

 

Judges 6:12 The Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “Mighty soldier, the Lord is with you!” Living Bible

 

Judges 6:13 “Stranger,” Gideon replied, “if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our ancestors have told us about - such as when God brought them out of Egypt? Now the Lord has thrown us away and has let the Midianites completely ruin us.” Living Bible

 

Insecurity

 

Judges 6:14 Then the Lord turned to him and said, “I will make you strong! Go and save Israel from the Midianites! I am sending you!” Living Bible

 

Judges 6:15 But Gideon replied, “Sir, how can I save Israel? My family is the poorest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least thought of in the entire family!” Living Bible

 

Control

 

Judges 6:16 Whereupon the Lord said to him, “But I, Jehovah, will be with you! And you shall quickly destroy the Midianite hordes!” Living Bible

 

Judges 6:17 Gideon replied, “If it is really true that you are going to help me like that, then do some miracle to prove it! Prove that it is really Jehovah who is talking to me! Living Bible

 

SPOT

 

Stand On Truth

 

Psalm 119:105 Your words are a flashlight to light the path ahead of me and keep me from stumbling. Living Bible

 

Pray For Peace

 

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. New International Version

 

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. New International Version

 

Object To Lies

 

2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, Modern English Version

 

Trust In God

 

Joshua 1:9 Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Living Bible

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