Yesterday’s message centered on how fear is such a potent barrier for the faith journey. It’s probably why there are so many iterations of “Do not be afraid” all throughout scripture.
Fear is not the path of the righteous, God-revering people.
We do not say “God is fear”. We consistently remind people that “God is love.”
(The repost of the liturgy also have timestamps in the comment section).
Also, wanted to share two articles that I wrote the past week. One is a brief reflection about race and church and the other is a reflection about sabbath:
Diversity vs. Tokensim: Becoming an Anti-Racist Church