Be Not Afraid–Day 10

For God did not give us a Spirit of fear, but of love and power and sound mind (or self-control...depending on your translation). 2 Timothy 1:7. Don't tell anyone, but this is one of the few Bible verses I can quote scripture and verse by memory. Though I can tell you where to find things in the Bible and tell all the stories and paraphrase a good many verses, I didn't ...

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Be Not Afraid–Day 7

Psalm 23 always gets a lot of votes for best-in-show Psalm but for me, Pslam 139 always wins, hands down. Be not afraid. There is nowhere we can go that the God who lovingly crafted us is not with us. The Inescapable God 1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;     you discern my thoughts from far away. 3 You search out my path and ...

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Be Not Afraid–Day 6

(you may have to click through to YouTube to watch video below) Have you ever been caught in a sea of despair And your moment of the truth is the day that you say I'm not scared? Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.--Isaiah 41:10     

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Be Not Afraid–Day 5

There are More of Those Who Are With Us Than Those Who Are With Them 2 Kings 6:15-17  Ben-Hadad, the king of Syria was angry with Israel. And he was all set to take them down, but everytime he tried, it was if they knew what he was going to do. As if there was a spy in his ranks sharing all the information with the enemy. And that made an already ...

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Be Not Afraid–Day 4

Matthew 9:9-13  Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? That is a really rotten (and scary) feeling. That you’re an outsider. That your life is somehow unacceptable. That you aren't enough. That’s probably how Matthew had felt all his life. No, I don’t know anything about his childhood. Scriptures don’t give us any background on Matthew except that he was a tax collector. The Romans contracted with local people to collect taxes, ...

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Be Not Afraid–Day 3

This is part three of the Be Not Afraid series that will appear here every day leading up to Halloween. Matthew 14:22-33 Peter is my favorite character in the Bible—you know, after the Trinitarian crew.  I may not have had the face time that Peter had with Christ, but I, too, have walked with Jesus. Like Peter, I have witnessed miracles and felt the power of the Holy Spirit. And like Peter, ...

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Be Not Afraid–Day One

This is part one of the Be Not Afraid series that will appear here every day leading up to Halloween. At the heart of the message of the Gospel is "be not afraid." However, we can believe in the Gospel and share the Gospel and do our best to live out the Gospel and still have times when we are afraid. First lesson of fear: Don't be afraid of it. Fear can be ...

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