Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
#14: Fear and How to Move Forward
Great Topic today that will affect every one of our listeners at one time or another. The response to this topic can change our outcome. The topic is a little four-letter word: FEAR! Why do we fear – how is it some never look like they are fearful – what does God say about it – what are some examples of Great Men of Faith that demonstrated fear – what are keys to overcoming fear!
WHAT IS FEAR? Questions explored into today’s Podcast
What is fear and what is the basis for it? Is fear normal? Is fear healthy? Is fear addictive? Is fear more prevalent with some than others?
Do our life experiences have any bearing on our tendency towards fear? Am I sinning/missing the mark if I experience fear?
SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?
Men of Faith – who exhibited fear.
Abram – Gen 15:1; Joshua – Joshua 8:1; David – Psalm18:4-6; David hid for almost 13 years from his former mentor… Saul; Jesus Followers – Matt 8:24-27; Matt 10:29-31
Pattern: Taking God at his Word and acting on it – act of courage, rather than surrendering to fear.
NOW WHAT? Where do we go from here? What are the suggested answers or direction for the future?
Fear Antidote: For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7 – The antidote for the long run – is not to run from fear, cower in fear, or step back due to fear but recognize that God has not given us the spirit of fear.
Truth: We will never be Fear Free – how can we shift the focus away from the fear of the future (immediate or long term), and focus on a faith response, regardless of how I am feeling.
What would faith look like right now? Am I acting in faith or fear? Act in faith and God will guide you thru this situation and through the fear that paralyzes.
About Wendell Morton
Rev. Morton graduated from Western Evangelical Seminary with a BA in Religious Education and a Master of Counseling Psychology, Rev. Morton was in full-time ministry for 17 years with both small and large churches. He spent four of those ministry years with Promise Keepers. He was the the US representative to PK Canada – serving on the PK Canada Board.
Wendell also spent 23 years in Corporate America. He built and led sales teams that worked with very small businesses and other groups that worked with Fortune 500 companies. He is gifted at helping identifying the next generation of leaders as well as helping those around him being successful.
Rev. Morton has a passion to help pastors and church leaders build growing churches. Having men come alongside the vision of the pastor, build a dynamic team, create a plan, and execute the model of “each one brings one” has been proven effective for more than 2,000 years. This approach is a great way for every local church in North America to grow while helping men better understand biblical manhood.
About Dale Eudy
As an advocate for ministry to men, Dale Eudy brings a combined background of leadership skills developed in the marketplace along with senior leadership experience in the Church.
Following military service, Dale earned his undergraduate degree and gained valuable systems and operations experience working for two prominent Fortune 50 companies. Responding to God’s leading in his life to focus on leaders in the body of Christ, he went on to complete seminary and served as a pastor for 16 years in a large church in the Denver area and as a denominational leader at the regional and national levels. With his background, Dale knows the heartbeat of the local church.
Dale’s passion is the discipleship (spiritual reproduction) of men. That passion is what drew him to partner with Men’s Ministry Catalyst. In his words, “The simple call of Jesus to follow him and to make fishers of men is the most foundational call in my life.” Using his spiritual gifts of leadership and exhortation, Dale is a great coach and cheerleader for those involved in the arenas of life.
Dale and his wife Kathy live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and serve their home church, Cherry Hills Community Church. They have two grown children and a caring extended family.