For many people, God is mostly unknown. They don’t have a personal relationship with him so their hearts and actions are spurred by fear of what God might demand of them or do to them—especially if they mess up! But God is patient and kind. God repeatedly responds to people’s fear with words of comfort (“Peace!”), command (“Do not be afraid.”), and promise (“You are not going to die.”). Despite our many fears, in Christ, God is for us. And this brings both a relationship with God and peace in his name.
This sermon is part of our Gideon Series recorded on Aug 12, 2018, by Ted Selker, from Judges 6:17-24. Apologies for the poor audio quality. You can blame Pastor David. Listen/download here: