Friday, June 25, 2010

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Fear. The very words strike apprehension and concern in us as we consider the potential causes of this most normal of human emotions. Whether it be the fear of losing your life savings, your possessions as a result of an earthquake like the one that touched our region this week, or even a catastrophic event brought on by terrorism, we Americans are becoming a nation of fearful people who never quite know when and if the bottom will fall out of our once-peaceful existence and we will be thrown into turmoil unlike any we have faced before.

Thankfully, God’s Word, the Bible, is not silent on the issue. It recognizes that fear is a part of being human but directly confronts fear with a message of hope brought about by faith in the One who is Fearless in the face of any and every terror.

This summer I’ll be preaching a new sermon series entitled: “Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear.” Together we’ll browse through the Bible and discover the reasons why we fear and then look at some of our biggest fears and how to deal with them appropriately. This exciting and insightful series begins July 18th at 10:30 a.m. in the main auditorium. I invite you to mark it on your calendar and plan to make every message!

Rosalie and I were out walking late last evening. We were chatting away as we walked through the small parking lot beside our home. Suddenly, and without warning, something in the tree above us moved violently. Yikes! We were immediately put in a fight or flight mode of reaction. Funnily, it was only a bird!

Many of us are walking through life and things that go bump in the night are startling us and robbing us of the peace we can expect as human being created in God’s image. I hope these messages will help you discover that your greatest fears are really only little birds in comparison to mighty power of God at work in your life.

See you on July 18th,

Pastor Dean Brown

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