Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter.
Nicodemus in the Shadows
Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus.
The Bad News is Part of the Good News
In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
Advent Hope: Staying Afloat
In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Fear of the Lord
Fear of the Lord is not only the beginning of wisdom. According to Scripture, fear of God is also the end as part of the consummating gift of salvation.
Limping Towards Charity: From Fear to Anger
This article illustrates that the ways in which we engage controversy can ultimately serve to shape us in the image of Christ. (Part 1 of 3)
Fear of the Lord
Adult Sunday School Lesson / Study Guide about wisdom and the fear of the Lord as "part of the consummating gift of salvation." It features Psalm 25:10-14 and includes liturgical elements and study questions.
Fear of the Dark
In this Christmas homily, Euan Marley contrasts the fear of Emperor Augustus with the fear of the shepherds, arguing that the angelic command not to fear illuminates a profound Christmas truth.
Fear Is A Terrible Thing
This is a prayer of confession that confesses hurting and abusing others because of our fear of losing power, control, and security.
Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears
Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart.
Full Text Hymns on Fear
Give to the Winds Your FearsPD
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?PD
O love that casts out fearPD
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Fear of Public Speaking
In this sermon on Matthew 5:14-15, Lillian Daniel discusses the fear and anxiety many Christians feel about sharing their faith and offers suggestions for what they can do to overcome it.
Fear and Joy in Matthew 28:1-10
This commentary on Matthew 28:1-10 focuses on the characters of Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to demonstrate that Jesus’ resurrection leaves no room for fear.
What does it mean to fear God? Should we be afraid? What can the Bible teach the Christian about holy fear? Jim Somerville reflects on these questions in this Day1 article.
Consumption and Conflict Avoidance
Michael Gulker observes how consumerism can distract us from fear and conflict, and invites us to live primarily by the liturgical calendar rather than the shopping calendar.
Fear of the Light
A Christmas reflection by Eleonore Stump on Isaiah 9:1-6. Stump explores how "the light" can cause fear: we fear to have our shortcomings clearly revealed to us. But at Christmas, the light comes in amiable form.
Fear and Truthfulness
Commenting on Genesis 50:16-17, Mark Roberts notes that fear of revenge led Joseph's brothers to tell him a lie, saying that their father wanted him to forgive his brothers.
Fear and Faithfulness
In this podcast, Dr. Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary, preaches on Isaiah 43, the vulnerabilities of being human, and a God who is with us in our fears. (Length 21:17)
A reflection by Paul Seebeck on Mark 1:40-45. Seebeck describes the culture of fear surrounding lepers in Jesus's day and explores how Jesus's response destroys fear through mercy.