Don’t Panic – Thoughts from Sunday’s Sermon – 03/08/2020
Fear is a fruit that is being sown and grown in our culture today. The world cultivates fear. It’s a crop. It’s not a good crop, it has no health benefits, and if not addressed it can actually destroy any good fruit you may be producing.
Fear spreads faster than viruses. It is contagious. You can smell it in the air. It is consuming people and it’s suffocating them.
So yes, fear is contagious, but guess what? So is Hope.
And as Christians, we have Hope in Jesus. We have Hope to share.
When you earnestly and longingly wait on the promises of the Lord, you are filled with an expectation, a hope, that can not be, and should not be, contained.
So, during these times of fear, and of panic, and of chaos, share the reason for the Hope that is in you.
In Christ we are equipped for every good work. You have seasons of prayer and preparation that you can testify to, in which you can look back and see Gods faithfulness and his love and his provision and his protection.
And it all had a purpose.
To be a light in the midst of this darkness. Don’t hide your light. But live as the light he has equipped you and prepared you to be.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. – Proverbs 12:25
Be the one suppling the good words. The words of Hope and peace. The words of love and the words of comfort. Share the Word of the Lord.
Don’t panic. Spread Hope. Be the church.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way.
– Pastor Rich