PODCAST: Fearless Living

Presented on 1/31/2016 by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance

This is one fearless guy.

Few of us would be brave enough (or insane enough) to run that course. And while it’s good to have a well-reasoned fear of events like this, it is a bad thing to make your life-decisions from the platform of fear.

Faith – it’s an important concept in our relationship with God, right?

For years, I believe the opposite of faith was doubt. But these days, I feel the opposite of faith is fear. Fear and mistrust go hand in hand. So if I am afraid, I probably am struggling to trust — maybe even to trust God.

Think of the places you are most afraid. I am afraid when I drive in the snow. Not because of myself. I trust my own driving. I am afraid because I don’t trust other drivers. If I trusted them, I’d have little fear. Lack of trust plays a major role in the life marked by fear.

The Bible teaches that perfect love casts out all fear. Why? Because love creates trust.

And when we trust, we can be fearless.

This podcast speaks about living fearlessly.

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PODCAST: Learning to ID & Handle Fear – Prep 4 the Big 1

Presented 5/11/2014 at Curwensville Alliance

There are three things every guy understands:

  1. We don’t admit we are wrong. Even when failing to do so is wrong.
  2. We have never been lost. Bewildered for weeks on end, but never lost.
  3. And we are afraid of nothing. Except maybe letting someone know we are afraid. Yes. We’re quite frightened of that.

In a recent video blog to Alliance pastors and workers, John Stumbo noted that part of getting ready for “the big one” requires that we learn to identify our fear. Additionally, it would be good to know how to handle fear.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve talks about how identify and manage fear in our lives, looking at Numbers 13 and Romans 8.

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