Fair Havens Baptist Church     8909 Pedigo Road, Powell, TN 37839

From the Pastor

May 31, 2020

​The Bible is full of admonishment to “fear not.” The power of fear is a common denominator of life and is inherent in every member of Adam’s fallen race. This powerful emotion presents itself in many forms and affects people in various ways. Some fear is real and some is imagined. Many people suffer from phobias, such as claustrophobia, the fear of close places; others suffer from a variety of such fears. Whether real or imagined, fears can haunt us from day to day. The day will come when all fear, real or imagined, will be no more. Until that day, we can trust our Lord to protect us from this dreadful malady.

When we learn to trust the Lord and be not afraid of the terror that fear brings, we are truly free indeed. As we trust the Lord we can be assured of His Divine presence and ability over whatever form of fear may come our way. His promise is far greater than fear’s dread. As Jesus said to His frightened disciples, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid” (Matthew 14:27). We, too, have this same assurance. He will never leave nor forsake us no matter what the situation may be.

We are living in the midst of fearful and troublesome times. In reality, the world has been in this situation since Adam refused to trust the Word of God way back in the Garden of Eden. This world has been a place of sin and death ever since. However, there is good news. The Lord Jesus conquered the Law of sin and death and defeated it’s author Satan. Because of Jesus all fear is only a shadow with no power over those who trust in God’s Word. Are you doing so!

Thought for today: Patience is the ability to keep your motor idling when you feel like stripping the gears.

Sermon: Heavens parade. Matthew 21:1-17.