First United Methodist Church

Clinton, Mississippi

Fear Not – Sermon Series

There are lots of great reasons to be afraid in the world. We’re afraid of the dark, of heights, or of snakes! We’re afraid of getting sick, losing our job, or losing an important relationship. We’re afraid of tomorrow or of the unknown. And while all these fears are real, so is God, who tells us over and over in scripture to FEAR NOT!

August 8, 2021 – Fear Not, I have call you by name, you are mine.

We learn today that our identity is rooted in God, who calls us by our name and claims us as his own. No matter what else happens, nothing can change who we are in God.

Isaiah 43:31

New Revised Standard Version

31  but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
    they shall walk and not faint.


August 15 – Fear Not, I bring you Good News!

The angels announce to the world the Good News that God’s son dwells with us. The Word made flesh abides with us. Therefore we are never alone!

Luke 2:10

New Revised Standard Version
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:

August 22 – Fear Not, from now on you will fish for people

Jesus gives us a new job. No matter what we do for money, our true calling in this life is to share him with the world.

Luke 5:10

New Revised Standard Version
10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.”

August 29 – Fear Not, I am the Beginning and the End

Jesus lets us in on an important secret: in the end, God wins! The life will be full of ups and down, good days and bad. And in spite of it all, Jesus was there before our beginning and will be there beyond our end.

Revelation 1:17

New Revised Standard Version
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he placed his right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,