Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope: Unafraid of Fear
Scripture Lesson: John 11:25-26; 1 Corinthians 15:54; Proverbs 19:23
Do you fear sickness, growing old or dying? We are all going to get sick, grow old and die (maybe without growing old). We can worry about a lot of things that might happen to us. Adam Hamilton offers the definition of worry: “Worry is imagining a negative future that may never happen.” Jesus says in the Sermon on the MOunt, “Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? (Matthew 6:27). He goes on to say, “Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself.” In other words don't’ drag the things that might or could happen in the future into your present. One of the values of our church is to “live in the moment.” This mindfulness allows you to stay in the moment, and not let the worry of the past or the future hold you from the current moment of life. What does it mean that the fear of the Lord is what leads us to living with courage and hope in uncertain times, unafraid.