God Fearing Man

Have you ever heard someone referred to as a “God-fearing man”, implying that he’s a good Christian because he fears God? But I will let you in on a little secret. This statement has always troubled me. Is God to be feared? Does God want to be feared? Or does God want to be loved? Psychologists tell us that anger and resentment come from fear. But acceptance, forgiveness, and tolerance come from Love, true, unconditional love. Because if love has conditions, can it really be love? At Francis Street First United Methodist Church at 12th and Francis, downtown St. Joseph, we strive to love God, not fear him, or her. Because we believe not one of us is perfect but God loves and accepts each of us without conditions, just as we are. We invite you to join us this Sunday morning at 8:45 & 10:45 as you, and we, continue our journey into the mystery of God’s unconditional love.

1 Comment

  1. Strong message about love vs. fear. We need a message like this to accept God’s unconditional love.

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