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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Feb 10, 2019

1 John 4:7-12; 16-21
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.


Did you have a crippling phobia growing up? Was it spiders? Snakes? The Dark? How did you get over it? Or perhaps you haven't. Did you're fears ever make you act in a way that was out of character or treat others in a way that made them out to be monsters, based on your fear? There is no way around the reality that there is a much fear in the church as there is in the culture. Yet our calling as the people of God is to be a place of faith and hope. We have gotten our wires crossed somewhere that has causes us to fear others rather than love them. Join us as we take a look at 1st John's understanding of Fear and Security in the life of the Christian and as we gather to worship Christ, the only one we are called to fear.