“Afraid”

On January 20, Pastor Katy preaches on Numbers 13:30-33.

30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against this people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 So they brought to the Israelites an unfavorable report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land that we have gone through as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants; and all the people that we saw in it are of great size. 33 There we saw the Nephilim (the Anakites come from the Nephilim); and to ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”

Fear is not a bad thing. Throughout human history and in each of our daily lives, fear is what keeps us from many things that would harm us. Fear makes us save for retirement and look both ways before crossing a busy street. Fear has a definite role to play for each of us, but sometimes fear takes over and we find ourselves constantly stressed, worried, and paralyzed by what could be. Join us this Sunday as we begin a new sermon series called “Unafraid,” where we’ll begin to explore the roles of fear and courage in our lives and in our faith. The single most common command throughout the entire Bible is “do not be afraid.” How are you doing with that command?

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