Contributed on Nov 29, 2005
#1 in Christmas series on fear. What was Zechariah afraid of? His life of quiet desperation.
Luke 1:5-25 – Christmas Time is Fear Today we are beginning our Christmas series. We are looking, for the next 4 weeks, at the issue of fear. Four times in the Christmas story, someone is told, “Do not be afraid.” It makes me think that the Christmas song that says, “all is calm” might not ...read more
Contributed on Dec 5, 2005
#2 in Christmas series on fear. What was Mary told not to be afraid of? God’s plans were about to change hers.
Luke 1:26-38 – Mary, Did You Know? Today we are continuing our series on fear at Christmas time. In the Christmas story in Matthew and Luke, there are 4 times when people are told specifically not to be afraid. Last week we looked at Zechariah, and this week we are looking at Mary. Let’s ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2005
#3 in Christmas series on fear. What was Joseph afraid of? How things looked.
Matthew 1:18-25 – Appearances Can Be Deceiving Today we are continuing our series on fear. Four times in the Christmas story, someone is told not to be afraid. Today we are looking at the story of Joseph from Matthew 1:18-25. Now, there is a lot said about Mary, the topic of last ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2005
#4 in Christmas series on fear. What were the shepherds afraid of? God’s presence.
Luke 2:8-20 – Fear of God I found a website called Funny Historical Accounts. It tells the unfortunate story of 24-year-old Danny Simpson of Ottawa, Ontario. In 1990 Mr. Simpson was given six years of imprisonment for robbing a bank of $6000. In the robbery, he used an old Colt .45 pistol. ...read more