But now thus says the LORD, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are Mine.” -Isaiah 43:1
“Half our fears arise from neglect of the Bible.” – Charles Spurgeon
Sunday Morning | Pastor Steve Wainright | Luke 19:11-27
“A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.” -Luke 19:12
Historically, Archaelaus sought to have the title of king so he went to Rome from Judea to try to obtain that title which was not bestowed upon him by Caesar. The Jews hated him. This nobleman, one with a noble birth, was going away to receive a kingdom from a higher authority and the kingdom would be the country he leaves. The larger picture is of Christ Who was born of noble birth, Who was going back to heaven to receive the kingdom and title, given a Name above every name and one day He is returning where everyone must give an account of themselves to Him.
Sunday Evening | Pastor Anthony Vance | Psalm 27
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! -Psalm 27:14
Fears are real in everyone’s life. In this psalm, we see who the Lord was to David. He was his light, salvation, and strength.
Due time is God’s time, which is always the right time.
Sunday Evening | Pastor Steve Wainright | 1 Samuel 20:1-23
“and do not cut off your steadfast love from my house forever, when the Lord cuts off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.” -1 Samuel 20:15
Jonathan and David expressed and talked out their fears. One of Jonathan’s fears was a fear of the future. He feared that David would wipe out his family when he became king, but he talked it out with David and got right with the king.
When you look at your fears in light of the future and you’re right with the king, you will see how trivial things you worried about really were. Keep things in perspective. Make things right with the King in light of the coming Kingdom.