Your fear is the greatest limitation to experiencing the abundant life God has for you. Conquering fear is the quickest way to experience God’s fullness.
If joy is in the fruit of the Spirit, if the joy of the Lord is our strength, and if God has anointed us with the oil of gladness, then why is joy, happiness, and laughter not characteristics of the church?
If we bring fear into the equation, love is going to leave. Fear casts out love. People eventually rebel when motivated by fear; love keeps us motivated.
Too many of us are more comfortable with the fear of God than the love of God. We know how to respond to the fear. We don’t know what to do with His love.
How can God make something good out of this? Whatever painful circumstance you have endured, take it to Jesus. Allow Him to interpret it for you.
Why is coming to Jesus so hard? You think you don’t want to come. Those thoughts are not yours. Reject them boldly and move toward God’s truth.
Christians give plenty of talk to “dying to yourself.” Many do not understand what it is, why it is hard, or why it is important. We’re afraid to die.
Many Christians will not be martyrs, but all of us are asked to die. Too many Christians are afraid to die and become irrelevant in this world.
Jonah knew God’s heart is for repentance, and he didn’t want that for the Ninevites. God enjoys blessing His children, but we often want something else.
“Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?” – Read 15 Francis Chan quotes on prayer that will inspire you.
If you do not see God is good, you will not ask Him for things you care about. If you are afraid He will not come through, you will not persevere in prayer.
For those who have yet to hear, the Village Church pastor, Matt Chandler, has gone into surgery this morning to have some of his right… Read More »Facing Adversity and Fear – Matt Chandler