October 8, 2017

Burden #4: Insecurity (Paul)

People’s responses to being insecure in life are quite varied. Some overachieve and are always trying new things, reaching for more, and striving for perfection. Such individuals can be super competent and accomplished. When you look at them, the last thing you would think is that they are insecure. The more obvious evidence of insecurity is a social, educational, or vocational paralysis. A fear of failure and of rejection prevents the insecure person from attempting anything. And it is, for both, like the weight of the world is on their shoulders.

We might not think of the Apostle Paul as being someone who was insecure. But we can say with certainty that, prior to Christ, his security was in the wrong thing. Near the end of his life, having followed and served Jesus for more than thirty years, he sounded like a man who was struggling to be sure of how he had lived his life. That struggle—to be confident in the right things in the right way—is real for all of us.

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Sermon Notes

The Weight of the World (And How to Get Out from Under It)
Burden #4 — Insecurity (Paul)
Pastor Todd Dugard
Various Scriptures
October 7 - 8, 2017

I will be secure in life when I am secure in Christ.

• Before I knew Jesus, I was secure in me

• When I met Jesus, that security was disrupted

• Now that I follow Jesus, I am secure in him alone