Posts Tagged ‘Fear

13
Feb
18

He Cares For You

We worry about a great many things in our lives, don’t we? We worry about our families and our kids. We worry about our bills and our budgets. We worry about our stuff. We worry about our health. We worry about so many things. Many of our worries and fears are future based. Peter said that we can take all of our worries, fears and anxieties to the Lord for a very good reason. He wrote:

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

We can cast ALL of our worries on the Lord because He cares for us. We sometimes think that God doesn’t like us very much. We know that He loves us, but we aren’t sure if He likes us. Well, He does. He likes you and He cares for you. He can handle all of tomorrow’s cares as well as providing your daily bread. So don’t worry about tomorrow because God’s got it under control. Focus on loving God and loving people today.
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11
Feb
18

Jesus Frees Us From Prison

The latest message from Griffith First Christian Church in Griffith, Indiana. This message is based on Galatians 3:15-25.

27
Dec
17

No Fear In Christmas

The 2017 Christmas message from Griffith First Christian Church in Griffith, Indiana. NOTE: There is a little issue with the audio/video sync.

21
Dec
17

Hard To Do What God Asks

When it comes to our relationships, we are called to show respect to everyone. This isn’t easy. We live in a world where we’re told that if someone doesn’t show you respect, you shouldn’t respect them. Have you ever heard someone say something like that? Peter says that respect begins with us. He wrote:

Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. – 1 Peter 2:17 (NIV)

God asks us to do some pretty tough things. There are things He asks of us that we don’t want to do. Respecting everyone? That’s hard because we may believe that not everyone is worthy of respect. Love the family of believers? That’s a little easier. Fearing God? That’s obvious. We know we need to honor God. Honor the emperor? Wait a minute! What if I don’t agree with what the leaders of our country are doing? What if I don’t like the person in that kind of a role? There are more important things than our political leanings. We must not ruin our Christian testimony by putting politics above our faith. Honor God first by showing proper respect to everyone, even if it is hard.
20
Dec
17

The Freedom To Be Slaves

We enjoy our freedoms here in America. Yet those freedoms are restricted by laws that are necessary to keep order and to protect people. We have things like speed limits to protect ourselves and other drivers. We do not have the freedom to steal and murder. We are still subject to the laws of our land. Followers of Jesus are also to submit to God. Peter wrote:

Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. – 1 Peter 2:16 (NIV)

We are slaves of God and that means we are to be subject to Him and His commands. We have the freedom Christ has given to us through His death and resurrection. We are no longer slaves to fear and sin. We are free from the consequences of death and hell. But we are not free to do whatever we please. We are slaves of God who work in humble submission to advance His cause and to love others. Though we have been set free from the tyranny of the state, we subject ourselves to our Heavenly Master.
04
Dec
17

Fear Of What God Is Asking Me To Do

The latest message from Griffith First Christian Church in Griffith, Indiana. This is from our series, “Fear Not,” which is based on the series of the same name from Life.Church in Oklahoma. This message is based on Luke 1:26-38.

26
Oct
17

No Fear In Love

John said in verse 17 that we can approach God the Father with confidence just like Jesus could when He was on the earth. How is this even possible? God is God and we are not. God is holy and righteous and just. He is perfect and we are most definitely not perfect. So how can we, imperfect sinners, approach a holy God with such confidence? The answer is: love. John wrote:

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. – 1 John 4:18 (NIV)

We do not have to fear God because He is not out to punish us. He is out to love us. He punished Jesus on the cross when He poured out all of His wrath on His Son. He has no more wrath for you! All He has for you is forgiveness. You do not have to be terrified of God. He’s not out to get you! He’s only out to get you into Heaven! If you’re terrified of God, you need to experience His love for His love makes all of the difference.



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