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Don’t Be Scared

There are many things that people are afraid of. Some are afraid of spiders while others might be afraid of the dark. But there are some things that most all of us fear. The fear of being alone. The fear of losing control. The fear of being unlovable. There are 3 separate times that angels show up in the Christmas story and each time the first words out of their mouths are, “Don’t be scared”. In this Christmas series, we will see what prompted the angels to give this response as well as look at the root of the fear that those they visited experienced.

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The Fear That God Is Upset With Me

Have you ever stopped to wonder what God thought of you? Maybe you felt close to God at one point in your life, but now He feels distant. Or maybe you've always assumed that God doesn't like you too much because of how life has gone. Or maybe because you know your past, you've assumed that God would want nothing to do with you. In the third week of this series, Pastor Ken focuses on the Angel's appearance to the shepherds. They had their own reasons for feeling that God was upset with them, but this story brings hope to anyone who might feel this way.

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The Fear of What Others Think

We all care to some extent about what other people think. If your shoes match or you put on deodorant today, you care to some extent what other people think of you. And there is nothing wrong with caring about what others think, UNLESS your desire to please others causes you to compromise what you know God would want you to do. This week, Pastor Sean looks at the Christmas story from the perspective of Joseph and how he was faced with the decision to please others or to please God.

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The Fear of Interruptions

If we're honest, many of us are a little bit uncomfortable with God. Just like an awkward friend at work, you might be willing to be Facebook friends, but you probably own't go to their Christmas party. Often, we treat God the same way. We want to know God, but we don't want to get too close, otherwise we might have to change some things in our lives. In the first week of this series, Pastor Sean gives two main reasons why we often are afraid of God's plan for our lives and shows from the Christmas story how the ruin of our plans, may just lead to finding our purpose in life.

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