I'm Afraid to Die
Ben on the Super Bowl
Isaiah 19:2 “…brother will go up against brother, neighbor against neighbor, city against city…” ‘ Genesis 39:6 “Joseph was well built and handsome.” Genesis 39:23 “The Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.” Genesis 41:42 “The Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger.” Genesis 37:33 “Joseph has surely been torn to pieces.” Genesis 43:30 “Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep.”
God loved the world
John 3:16-17 NLT
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
Hebrews 9:27-28 NIV
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
before the judgement seat
2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
far as the east from west
Psalm 103:12 NIV
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
I myself will help you
Isaiah 41:14 NIV
Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you," declares the lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
I am with you
Jeremiah 1:8 NIV
Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the lord.
Be strong I am with you
Haggai 2:4-5 NLT
But now the LORD says: Be strong, Zerubbabel. Be strong, Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. My Spirit remains among you, just as I promised when you came out of Egypt. So do not be afraid.’
tell my brothers to go
Matthew 28:10 NIV
Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."
bride beautifully prepared
Revelation 21:1-2 NIV
Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth," for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
prepare a place for you
John 14:1-3 NIV
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Christ was raised first
1 Corinthians 15:23 NLT
But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised as the first of the harvest; then all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back.
set free all
Hebrews 2:14-15 NIV
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
eagerly await a Savior
Philippians 3:20-21 NIV
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
bodies that will never die
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 NLT
Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. Odeath, where is your victory? Odeath, where is your sting?” For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
will never die
John 11:25-26 NLT
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”
no more death
Revelation 21:4 NIV
'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
What is God saying to you?
What are you going to do about it?