There is a lot of fear these days: fear of people unlike us, fear of people who stoke fear of people unlike us. Fear of the future. Fear of what’s unknown. But a life of fear is not the life that God has for us. Time and again, the first words of God’s messengers in the Bible are: “Don’t be afraid.” And the Bible suggests an interesting antidote for fear: not power, not courage necessarily, but love. “Perfect love casts out fear.” (1John 4:18) Join us this Sunday as Matt Croasmun kicks off our new series: Love is Greater Than Fear. We’ll jump in right at the beginning, in the Garden, where fear first rears its ugly head.
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