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Life happens everyday and we don't want you to face it alone. We are a church made up of real people, leading people toward a real Jesus. We hope that you will come to one of our services and join a small group to experience for yourself the relevant teaching for every stage of life.

 

Church Family and Friends

August 4, 2021. We have all heard the term, "Scared of his/her shadow." We know the meaning of that phrase is, we are afraid of something we should not fear. Fear hinders our life.

An old Deacon shared this story with his Pastor. He said we moved to a new home when I was in the 3rd grade. I was walking home, and there was a mean dog barking. I changed my walk home to another street and added 20 minutes to my walk home.

I was afraid of the mean dog. I avoided the dog for six months. One day it was raining and cold. I wanted to take the shortcut home. I got close, and the dog was not barking. I thanked God and started down the street. Just about the time, I was thinking, "This is going to be great from now on." I heard the dog bark. The dog was right at my feet and barking loudly. I could almost feel the dog's breath. I thought, I am dead, and took off running. The dog's bark was not as close. I thought I am running like Superman. I am getting away. Then I looked behind me, and the dog has stopped.

I stopped and noticed the dog was on a chain. The chain prohibited the dog from getting close to the sidewalk I was walking down. I dropped my head. For six months, I had added 20 minutes to my walk home. I was afraid of a dog that could not harm me. Many times we allow the devil to scare us and bring fear into our life. As Christians, we don't have to fear the devil. God tells us how to run him off. (James 4:7) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Don't let fear hinder your day. Trust God, resist the devil, and the devil will flee from you. (Psalms 56:3) What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Bro. Tim