"Unafraid" Sermon Series • April 26 - May 24

In this series, we explore the most common worries and fears experienced by Americans today, consider practical steps for overcoming these fears, and reflect upon fear in the light of scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we don’t need to live in fear. Let's live with courage and hope.


April 26 // An Age of High Anxiety // Matthew 6:25-27

Let’s face it: there are a lot of circumstances that make us anxious in our world today. So how can we possibly follow Jesus’ teaching to not worry? In this message, we will examine the anatomy of fear and how we can face our fears with courage.

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May 3 // Fear of the Other // Matthew 5:43-44

As humans, we tend to fear those who are different from ourselves. Those differences include race, ethnicity, differences in socio-economic status, politics, religion, a person’s sexual orientation and so many more. The differences can make us a bit uncomfortable, and that discomfort fueled by our imagination, our perception of the world, our culture and upbringing, the media, religious leaders and politicians, can lead us to be afraid. In this message, we will look at how to overcome our fear of the other and see people God sees them.

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May 10 // Friendless and Alone // Psalm 139:5, 8-10

Loneliness is the feeling of isolation we feel at times, the feeling that we have no real companions with whom to share our life. It’s not the same as solitude. We all need alone time, but though we need alone time, we are also wired as human beings for companionship, for someone to share our lives with, to talk to, to listen to, someone who cares about us and enjoys being with us. In this message, we will look at how to deal with feelings of loneliness.

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May 17 //  Fear of Failure // Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 3:7, 10; Exodus 4:13; Joshua 1:1, 5, 9; Matthew 28:19-20

When fear of failure really takes over, you begin to avoid taking risks – because every risk includes a possibility that you will fail, that you will lose face, that you will embarrass yourself or people will laugh at you.  When this happens, you may miss out on some of the most amazing blessings in your life. What can we do with our fear of failure?

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May 24 // Fear of Sickness, Aging and Death // John 11:25-26

Getting sick, growing old, and facing death are the three things most people fear most. Many people fear growing old and becoming obsolete or irrelevant. Many, of course, fret about their health and fear getting sick, and the current pandemic has only exacerbated those fears. What all people fear most is what may happen to them when they face death. In this message, we will explore how to reduce our anxieties around coping with illness and growing old, and how ultimately, Christ has destroyed death itself so we can face even our earthly death without fear.

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