Articles published in April 2018

Overcoming Fear

1 John 4:18 “There is not fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.”
What causes you fear? Every one of us deals with fear from time to time.
Tags:  overcoming fear, John, fear, perfect love

Against the Odds

Judges 7:2 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’” 
We all love a good underdog story. Whether it is a movie like Rudy about a walk-on player who plays at Notre Dame or a movie about a boxer from Philadelphia named Rocky who overcomes all the odds to win a championship.
Tags:  Against The Odds, Underdog, Judges, Gideon

Overcoming Skepticism

John 20:25 “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 
There is an old saying that goes “Seeing is believing.” But this is not always true. In scripture many people had the opportunity to see Jesus and chose not to believe. Biblical faith is a trusting response to Jesus that leads to worship. There are many reasons we doubt: our sinful nature and desire to lead our own lives can get in the way. Also, our lack of spiritual maturity: the faith of a 9 year old will
Tags:  John, Skepticism