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11-11-15 “Pastor’s Blast” – Overcoming Your Personal Fears

No Matter How Tough You Think You Are . . .
Go on and admit it: There are some things you’re afraid of. (Sorry for the dangling participle but I’m trying to overcome my fear of them.)
We are human and, along with our humanity, we are frail. Some stages in life are more frail than others: infancy and old age come to mind but there are less obvious other times. Even the seemingly strong have fears they might not even admit to themselves. It’s not a weakness. It’s a fact of life for us sentient beings.
Sunday, we’ll take a look at some common fears we all share. Continue reading

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11-4-15 “Pastor’s Blast” – Battling a culture of Fear

Lets face it:
It’s a daily slog!
There are so many sources of information around us that tell us that we should “be afraid, very afraid”. The Chicken Littles of the world are finding ever more creative ways to warn us that the sky is falling. If we listen too closely or for too long, we find ourselves not only beginning to believe it, but also becoming a Chicken Little in our own right.
Sunday, we’ll investigate different passages of scripture that deal with the “Chicken Little syndrome” so prevalent in culture. Continue reading

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10-28-15 “Pastor’s Blast” – Are You Paralyzed by Paranoia?

Well, they might not be out to get us but they sure are out to scare us silly. In our message series for the month of November, we’ll discuss how societal influences are doing their best to frighten us. We’ll investigate how and why they are trying, and succeeding in their efforts. Then we’ll look into the Word and discover what the Christian response ought to be.
Sunday, we’ll focus on two passages from scripture. First, in Matthew 14:22-31, Jesus gives the disciples, especially Peter a life lesson in fear and His power over those elements in our lives that we consider out of our control. Next we’ll look at Revelation 1:17b-18, Here, Jesus speaks to John in a Dream after His ascension and offers John, and us, some perspective.
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