Who Are You Afraid Of?

Who Are You Afraid Of?

I have a number of hobbies that would probably bore all but a small handful of people. Yes, I enjoy some thing that are fairly common…hiking, fishing, camping, etc. But over the last few years I’ve dived into some more “niche” activities. During the 2020 hiatus from all things life and happiness that was COVID,…

Dealing with the Fear of Man

Dealing with the Fear of Man

My temperament has always been wired to, “Go for it!” This kind of fearlessness usually translates in terms of me talking to others. In fact, I have had numerous conversations with people who could be intimidating and who are intellectual elites such as: John Piper, John MacArthur, Don Carson, Mark Dever, David Platt, Kevin DeYoung,…

Who is Your God?

Who is Your God?

I am sure we have all watched to varying degrees the immensely acrimonious debate that took place in the Anchorage Assembly chambers in the past weeks regarding the proposed COVID-19 mask mandate. Regardless of where someone may stand on the specifics of the topic of debate, there is an important observable reality about the times…

The True Weapon Against Death, Part 2

The True Weapon Against Death, Part 2

The following blog is an adaptation by Brian Overholtzer of a sermon preached by Pastor Jeff Crotts, “Christ the Founder of our Faith: Part III” (Hebrews 2:14–18) November 25th, 2018.  Action movies are intense. Some of the most thrilling movies are about “the virus gone wrong” that turns half the planet into zombies or movies…

Afraid to Get Sick

Afraid to Get Sick

The text for this week’s sermon is about Jesus healing someone whose body was covered in leprosy.  This prompted me to think about how concerned people are these days about the possibility of getting sick.  I understand that it is no fun for your body to be breaking down.  Worse, when you have a chronic incurable disease that…

Hope from a Religion of Fear

Hope from a Religion of Fear

There’s a lot in the news right now. Economic difficulties are evident from the most recent jobs report. Violence has broken out again in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas. And huge controversy surrounds the upcoming Olympic games in both Tokyo and Beijing. These headlines are grabbing a lot of the attention. What we…

Fear

Fear

One thing that has been prevalent in our world the past 14 months more than in recent memory is fear.  Now fear is not necessarily a bad thing.  There are many times that we experience fear and it has a positive effect.  For instance, if you were visiting the Grand Canyon and enjoying the view…

Fighting with the Family

Fighting with the Family

There are certain providential circumstances that lead to conversations you might not have entered otherwise. My wife and I had such a conversation late last week. You see, in case you haven’t seen the latest episode of Keeping up with the Schneiderashians, the most recent development is that we are expecting another baby…again. I can hear…

Happy New Fears?

Happy New Fears?

Today, Thursday at midnight, billions of people will celebrate the incoming new year, 2021. 2020 seems like a bad movie that you watched as a kid and those bad scenes just keep popping up in your head. 2020 also feels like it lasted 11 months, thirty-one days, and thirteen years!  “COVID time” (all the lock…