Fear Not! Coming in October

At the heart of the Gospel is the message to Be Not Afraid. Fear is the anti-gospel, and it is playing a huge role in our world today. Fear of the other. Fear of losing autonomy or power. Fear of uncertainty. We simply cannot allow fear to run and ruin our lives. Doubting Believer will bring you 31 days of reading and exercises on naming, owning and dealing with your ...

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One Verse–Three Promises

This month our Doubting Believer Member Community is talking about fear--and how to not do it. Last week we looked at Joshua's call to be strong and courageous. This week, we're looking at God's word spoken by Isaiah to the exiles.   Fear not, I have redeemed you. I have  called you by name. You are mine.    There are, of course, healthy fears. The kind of fears that keep us from reaching ...

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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 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 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 Two

This is part two of the Be Not Afraid series that will appear here every day leading up to Halloween. Isaiah 40:28-31 Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ― A.A. Milne We all need to remember this.  We’re braver, stronger and even smarter than we think we are (not counting that one person we all know who thinks s/he is ...

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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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