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This Sunday (10/19) at Ascension: Controlled by the Opinions of Others?

October 03 2014
October 03 2014

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By the fear of the Lord, men depart from evil; by the fear of man, they run themselves into evil.
— John Flavel

When we were in school, we called it “peer pressure.” Now as adults, we still recognize the desire to seek the approval of certain persons or groups. We also often sense anxiety around others whom we fear will see the “real me.” That possibility terrifies us because we fear being in a situation that will uncover some present inadequacy or deep seated shame from our past.

Whatever terms we use, this common syndrome affects each of us to some extent. We want to be loved and accepted, and we fear the rejection and disapproval of others. This thinking usually leads to dehumanizing compromise as we negotiate on behalf of our insecurities and low self-esteem, seeking a measure of peace or sense of well-being but becoming even more enslaved to fear.

Do you want to break free?

Pastor Michael will talk about these life-dominating fears and direct our hearts to the one healthy fear that dissolves all others.


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