For the next two weeks, we're going to talk about fearlessness. Before we get into the bulk of the message…based on Isaiah 41…I want to touch on some aspects of how we can live out of Jesus' command to be of good cheer that builds fearlessness into our lives and the lives of others.
First, an encouragement from a Christmas carol. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen." Here are two key verses:
Fear not then, said the Angel Let nothing you affright This day is born a Savior Of a pure Virgin bright To free all those who trust in Him From Satan's pow'r and might Oh tidings of comfort and joy Comfort and joy Oh tidings of comfort and joy
God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas Day To save us all from Satan's pow'r When we were gone astray Oh tidings of comfort and joy Comfort and joy Oh tidings of comfort and joy