Did Jesus fear?

Question: The Bible teaches that we should not fear. “For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love” (I John 4:18). We know that Jesus was the only man to live a life without sin. Did Jesus fear as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane? “Father, if you…

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I Have Put My Trust in God

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 56 I.         It is far too easy to read the stories in the Bible and not think about the feelings of the people involved.             A.        Joshua was chosen to follow Moses as leader of Israel, but he must have been very nervous – Joshua 1:2,9             B.        We think of the boldness of…

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Is it a sin to get vaccinated?

Question: Hello beloved brother! I always give thanks to God concerning you, for your exhortation, correction, encouragement. The worldwide has been overtaken by the coronavirus pandemic, which is responsible for a scary number of deaths daily.  The various religions seek responses to give to the hopeless world, trying to comfort the world. Many theories have been given…

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Whom Do We Fear?

by Doy Moyer Peter wrote to Christians who faced persecution. Along with persecution and threats come the fears and anxieties of what may happen. We face intimidation and are worried about the outcome. Peter knew what that felt like. He denied Christ three times when faced with intimidating circumstances. When he wrote this epistle then,…

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The Weapon of Fear

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 49   I.         Have you ever wondered why cowardice is the first sin list in Revelation 21:8?             A.        Being afraid is such a common thing that it seems it would be a minor concern             B.        But a major weapon in Satan’s arsenal is fear II.        Fear of the wrong thing can lead to…

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Rules for Prosperity and Success

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Joshua 1:1-9   I.         Moses had died and Joshua now finds himself the leader of a nation about to conquer a land to claim as their own.             A.        God appears to Joshua and offers words of encouragement – Joshua 1:7-9             B.        The advise was excellent for Joshua, but it is also useful for…

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The Rule of Fear

by Matthew W. Bassford I suspect that the longer a preacher works with a congregation, the more the congregation gets used to the preacher and can identify his particular hobbyhorses. That being the case, I’m sure that some of you, at least, have figured out that I’m particularly interested in fear. In my time, I’ve…

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