This coming Sunday is all about ‘Fearing Not’. The children will present their Christmas program and tell the story of the people who were instructed to ‘fear not’. This in our message we will turn to a familiar passage of scripture from the Old Testament that encourages us to be courageous. In Joshua 1.9 as the successor to Moses is instructed and prepared to lead the people into the promised land, the Lord speaks to him saying. “be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” As we consider these instructions to Joshua and to us, we will consider how we can be strong and courageous, how we can ‘fear not’.
I hope you will join us for this first week of Advent as we begin the Christmas season in earnest.