January 24, 2016: When I am overcome with fear

Posted on : Jan 21st, 2016 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service


Fear? Can God help us in times of fear? Who among us has not been afraid? Be they big things like cancer, world annihilation, or death… or maybe “lesser” fears, like getting a ticket or being late to an appointment, nonetheless, fear comes to all of us. Sunday we will examine some complexities of fear, what’s behind it and think together of a few things that can address or diminish it. In addition to spoken word and beautiful music, we will see the “cutest argument ever” and you will leave with a smile on your face.

In case you don’t remember basic math, Love is GREATER than Fear.

See you Sunday!!




Dear friends,

This Sunday, I will be on vacation and the Rev Lisa Bove, who is our Minister of Health and Mental Health, will be preaching for us. Lisa is a Psychiatric Case Manager in the emergency department at Kaiser Panorama City. We are blessed to have her in our midst and look forward to hearing her message.




~ This Sunday’s Scripture ~

Philippians 4: 4-9

Rejoice in Christ always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. Christ is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

I John 4: 18-21

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because God first loved us. Those who say, ‘I love God’, and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from Christ is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.

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