Fear of Witnessing

“And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.” (Acts 4:18)

Every Christian knows that he or she should witness for Christ, but most are very reluctant to speak in His name very often. The most obvious reason for this hesitancy is fear. Sometimes we may be actually forbidden, as were the apostles, to teach of Him, but their courageous answer was: “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29), and so they prayed: “Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word” (Acts 4:29).

More common than the fear of physical persecution or personal harm, however, is the fear of ridicule, or loss of prestige or position. Such fear is out of character for real Christians, “for God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). If we love the Lord and those for whom He died, we must learn to conquer our fear of men.

One of the saddest rebukes that could come to a Christian is the indictment lodged against those believers who, because of their high position, refused to take an open stand for Christ: “Among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:42-43). How often do modern professionals and businessmen—even theologians—compromise their stand for Christ and His inerrant Word because of fear of peer pressure in what should be their spheres of influence and testimony?

May God give us the courage of Paul. “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,” he wrote, “for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Romans 1:16). – Henry M. Morris

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, February 28, 2021

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Dr. Larry Saunders

Service available on SermonAudio only. (SermonAudio link)

4:50 p.m. Session and Board Prayer – Zoom

5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – Zoom

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Larry Saunders

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Weekly Announcements

Tuesday, March 2nd

4:00 p.m. WCS School Board Meeting  on Zoom

(Please note change of date)

Wednesday, March 3rd

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer  Pastor Saunders – on Zoom

Uganda Missionary Video 

Saturday, March 6th

7:00 p.m. FPC Connect Group  Rev. Ian Goligher – on Zoom

Advanced Announcements

Sunday, March 7th

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.

5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – on Zoom

6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Saunders available on SermonAudio only.

Wednesday, March 10th

7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer  on Zoom

Thursday, March 11th

6:00 p.m. Session Meeting  on Zoom

7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting  on Zoom

The Shorter Catechism

Q43: What is the preface to the ten commandments?

A: The preface to the ten commandments is in these words, I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.1
1. Exodus 20:2

The Children's Catechism - Doctrine

Q43: What comes after death?

A: The judgement.

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