This weekend we had the honor of hearing from one of our staff members, Chris Pipes. Chris is the Minister of Connect Groups at C3. He and his wife Debi came on staff at C3 in 2006. They moved all the way from California to join the C3 family and we are so blessed to have them on staff and as part of the C3 Church family!!
Chris spoke an awesome word on FEAR this weekend and I encourage everyone to listen to it!
1 John 4:17-18 (NIV) “This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
Joshua 1:9 (NLT) “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
1. PERFECT LOVE IS SUPPLIED BY GOD
I John 4:7-9 (NLT) “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.”
2. PERFECT LOVE IS EMPOWERED BY GOD
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
3. PERFECT LOVE IS ASSURED BY GOD
1 John 4:18 “The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” “BUT” perfect love drives out fear.