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Do Not Be Afraid
Whew! What a day yesterday was. The two sermons were designed to emphasize the topic of Fear on Sunday morning and Peace Sunday night during the candlelight service. To aid in communicating we pulled out all the stops and employed lighting, decorations, video, drama (that angel really did look frightening with his wig :-), music (were you shocked to hear Buffalo Springfield play during the slide show?), power-point, candles, cardboard testimonies, and two choirs (adult and children). David Layman did his usual fantastic job of making it all come together (where would we be without him?).
One person asked for a copy of the contrast between being controlled by one’s Faith or one’s Fears that I read during Candlelight. Here it is, and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!
Fear is destructive; Faith is constructive
Fear causes doubt; Faith brings confidence
Fear leads to reactive decisions; Faith leads to redemptive decisions
Fear pulls one inward; Faith leads one outward
Fear makes us protective; Faith makes us bold
Fear can freeze us; Faith activates us
Fear says “You can’t”; Faith says “God can”
Fear says “Satan is strong”; Faith says “God is stronger”
Fear creates panic; Faith creates love
Fear makes us weak; Faith makes us strong
Fear makes us anxious; Faith makes us courageous
Fear brings disorder; Faith brings peace