149 - The Trap Of Fear

June 8, 2021

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 149 – SHOW NOTES

THE Q&A FORMAT

  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 149 titled:

The Trap Of Fear

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– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”

  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.

 

  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.

 

BB&JT: Plea and thank you for ratings and review & for spreading the word via social media and word of mouth…

BB –  Today we’re talking about “The Trap Of Fear” .. We’ve talked about these things before BUT…What do you find people fearing the most today?

 

JT answers

 

  1. Bob – POINT: There can be a healthy fear when it comes to God, but those who have a healthy fear of God are also drawn to Him and His solution in the Lord Jesus Christ, Who destroyed death and defeated the one who causes us to be paralyzed by fear… the devil

 

Hebrews 2:14–15 (ESV) — 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

  1. JT ------ OK THEN LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

Bob, tell us what you wrote in your blog,

The Trap Of Fear

 

  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,
  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog

“The Trap Of Fear

  • Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”      ((((:03 PAUSE))))

 

  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? Any news we need to know about this week?”…

 

  1. Bob - “Power In The Valley” and –… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT This is the PowerBreak Podcast, I’m JT along with Bob Brubaker and this is the  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…

 

  1. JTQuestion ONE - FROM THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF LIFE….

 

Explain from a spiritual standpoint what a Christian is to fear and what we are not to fear.

  1. Bob

 

The best way to remember the difference is by keeping the words of the Lord Jesus Christ in  mind…

Luke 12:4–7 (ESV) — 4 “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

So to fear or not to fear….

Jesus says to fear God… have a reverence for God, remember that God is also the judge and we should not take Him lightly but come before Him as He has commanded us today… as th writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us…

 

Ecclesiastes 12:13–14 (ESV) — 13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

 

But when it comes to other things – people, events, circumstances, disease… the word is FEAR NOT… Why? What is the worse that can happen? Death right.

 

Hebrews 2:14–15 (ESV) — 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

Hebrews 2:14–15 (ESV) — 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

Why do we fear? We take our eyes off Jesus … LIKE PETER….

 

Matthew 14:25–33 (ESV) — 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

 

  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT” –

 

Do we need to remind ourselves like David to trust in the Lord and not be afraid?

 

  1. Bob

Not a bad idea JT.

Psalm 27:1 (ESV) — 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 56:3 (ESV) — 3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Isaiah 12:2 (ESV) — 2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

Self talk that has weight to it.. in fact that is good to memorize and rehearse any time you are afraid.

  1. (JT) Third Question …. Turning to the physical aspect of life….

 

Let’s talk about the value of having a planned five minute workout. What’s up with that?

 

  1. BB & JT discuss ---

 

It happens all the time. Life gets in the way of  workouts – either weather impedes your outdoor workouts, or schedule demands cause an interruption where it just looks like you won’t be working out… what do you do?

 

Have in your pocket … or folder or wherever … a five to ten minute workout plan… that you can do in a hotel room, or anywhere… to at least do something…

 

So what would you recommend?

 

10 to 25 burpees

Push ups

Air squats

 

And you??

 

Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline ….

 

Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life

Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 149.

 

  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for Bob’s answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast

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