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A variety of scary Halloween masks

Activity
Put on the various masks and make threatening gestures.
Are you afraid of me?
What about this one?
Why are you afraid / not afraid?

 

Discussion
At Halloween, children often dress up in scary costumes for fun. Sometimes we hide behind a corner and try to scare a friend. We aren’t afraid when we know something isn’t real. While we may not be afraid of the child in the ghost costume knocking at the door and saying “Trick or Treat” each of us do have real fears. Even though we all know that scary halloween monsters aren t real, sometimes our imaginations make things seem real. What are some things that you are afraid of? What are some of your fears?

The top ten fears are:

1. Spiders Arachnophobia
2. People & social situations Anthropophobia or sociophobia
3. Flying Aerophobia or aviatophobia
4. Open spaces Agoraphobia, kenophobia
5. Confined spaces Claustrophobia
6. Vomiting Eemetophobia or emitophobia
7. Heights Acrophobia, altophobia
8. Cancer Carcinomaphobia, carcinophobia
9. Thunderstorms Brontophobia or keraunophobia
lightning astraphobia
cyclones anemophobia
hurricanes and tornadoes lilapsophobia
10. Death Necrophobia or thanatophobia

There are 365 “Fear Nots” in the Bible – one for every day of the year. But how do we deal with the reality of fear in our lives? The cure for our fears is to walk closely with God, who is bigger and more powerful than anything that might scare us.

Scripture
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

 

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