Over the holidays, I spent some time praying about the direction of my sermons this year. The answer I received to that prayer was “courage.” I did one sermon on courage last year and you can watch it here if you missed it. But to start off this year, I’d like to go deeper.
We can’t meaningfully understand courage until we can wrap our heads around the nature of fear. The Bible has a lot to say about fear, and some of it seems contradictory. Where to begin? Since Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” that seems like a good place to start and will be the text for Sunday.
— Pastor Anne