Give Me That Mountain

By His Grace

Fear Exposed. Day twenty-five...

It is critical to learn how to question God—in a healthy way—free from fear. Just because we have questions does not mean we lack faith. Just because we have questions does not mean we doubt God.

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The Only Performance Requirement of the New Covenant Is to Believe

Fear Exposed. Day twenty-six...

Contractual relationships are such a part of everyday life that we execute them without even thinking about it. If you have a cell phone, you have a contractual relationship with the cell phone company. If you have satellite or cable TV, you have a contractual relationship with the service provider. If you visit a web site, you have a contractual relationship with the owner of the site. If you download an eBook, you have a contractual relationship with the book publisher.

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Abandoning Those Monuments We’ve Erected to Our Fears

Fear Exposed. Day twenty-seven...

“I remember when Uncle Ross had those exact same symptoms. You better get that checked out, ‘cause he was dead in six months!” And so we erect monuments to fears.

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Choosing a Place to Remember

Fear Exposed. Day twenty-eight...

Since our discussion on Thursday, have you begun to develop an awareness of those monuments you've erected to the various fears in your life? Understanding how the events of today can send us back to the fears of yesterday explains much of our erratic behavior.

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I Am Not My Past

Fear Exposed. Day twenty-nine...

Some children start off as almost‐angelic, only to turn to a life of rebellion in their teenage years. I was different. As a teenager, I never gave my parents any trouble at all. My rebellion started before I could even remember.

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Back to Egypt?

Fear Exposed. Day thirty-one...

So you wanna go back to Egypt, where it's warm and secure.
Are you sorry you bought the one‐way ticket when you thought you were sure?
You wanted to live in the Land of Promise, but now it's getting so hard.
Are you sorry you're out here in the desert, instead of your own backyard?

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From Fear to Faith

Fear Exposed. Day thirty-two...

The Israelites lived in Egypt as slaves, but they left Egypt as a free people with Egypt's wealth. Sounds like a happy ending… right?

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Your Father is Waiting for You

Fear Exposed. Day thirty-three...

In the South, prior to the American Civil War, not all slave‐owners were white. Some slave‐owners were free blacks (African‐Americans [in today's language] who were free from legal slavery). (I bring this up to use as an illustration, not as a political statement.)

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When Does a Lack of Faith Turn into Fear?

Fear Exposed. Day thirty-four...

When does a lack of faith turn into fear? In reality, any time fear is present a lack of faith is also present. A lack of faith always breeds fear. But it's not always easy to detect.

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Living by Kingdom Principles

Fear Exposed. Day thirty-five...

Herbert Spencer, a nineteenth century British philosopher, penned the phrase “survival of the fittest” in “Principles of Biology” (1864). Charles Darwin popularized the phrase in his writings.

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God’s Kingdom Is His Antidote for Fear

Fear Exposed. Day thirty-six...

The word “kingdom” is an archaic term to those of us who live in the western world. As far as we are concerned, kingdoms only exist in the entertainment industry. So when I mention “kingdom” living I don't blame you for scratching your head and wondering, “What planet is this guy from?”

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The Kingdom Is about Life

Fear Exposed. Day thirty-seven...

My wife and I have some acreage west of town we refer to as our chunk of paradise. The land is covered with mature trees, and this beautiful stand of timber is filled with deer and wild turkey. When I get around to it, we'll eventually build a house out there. But for now I use the property as my private gym; I lift rocks and tree limbs instead of lifting weights.

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