Tag Archives: Fear

The (Other) S-Word, Part 7: Impure Spirits

If you were to ask me which character in the Bible I most identify with, I would – like many people – choose Mr. Foot-in-Mouth himself, the sometimes brilliant and sometimes idiotic, sometimes extremely loyal and sometimes terribly fickle, Simon Peter. But … Continue reading

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The F-Word, Part 2

If God is love, and love drives out fear, how can fear be an appropriate response to God? That’s where we left off yesterday. We looked at 1 John 4:18 and what it says about the relationship between love and fear, and … Continue reading

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The F-Word, Part 1

Today, I’d like to talk about a four-letter word that starts with F. Fear. Like the majority of your major and minor cuss words, fear has four letters. And some people might say that’s not a coincidence: In secular circles, … Continue reading

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Luke’s Rebukes

If you’ve ever been mad at the weather for being weather, or hated an illness for causing someone you love to suffer, you’re in good company. Jesus did the same thing – only He scolded weather and illness, and these … Continue reading

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God Loves Everyone

Yesterday, I reminded you of the very reassuring reality that God loves you. Today, I think it’s time to look at the same truth from a different angle – God loves everyone else, too. That’s a very pleasant sentiment on … Continue reading

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