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Bret Lamsma

Bret Lamsma is director of faith formation at a church in Denver, Colorado, and has served churches in Michigan and California in youth, inter-generational, and educational ministries. Bret and his wife, Julie, have two children, and he enjoys hiking, camping, and visiting national parks with his family.

August 31, 2021

When Jesus Appears

Matthew 14:22-27
“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

August 30, 2021

Fear for Nothing?

Job 1
“Does Job fear God for nothing?”

August 29, 2021

Whom You Should Fear

Luke 12:1-12
“I will show you whom you should fear. . . .”

August 28, 2021

Bless Us

Psalm 67
May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

August 27, 2021

Don’t Fear What Others Fear

Isaiah 8:11-18
“Do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.”

August 26, 2021

Filled with Joy

Matthew 28:1-10
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

August 25, 2021


1 John 4:7-21
“There is no fear in love.”

August 24, 2021

Keep On

Acts 18:1-17
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.”

August 23, 2021

The Unknown

James 4:13-17
You do not even know what will happen tomorrow.

August 22, 2021

Sickness and Death

Luke 8:40-56
“Don’t be afraid, just believe. . . .”

August 21, 2021

Alleviating Fear

Acts 16:25-34
Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

August 20, 2021

I Was Afraid

Genesis 3:1-13
He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

August 19, 2021

More Afraid

John 19:1-16
When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid. . . .

August 18, 2021

Ruthless Rule

Leviticus 25:39-43
“Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.”

August 17, 2021

Mercy to Those Who Fear Him

Luke 1:46-56
“His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.”

August 16, 2021

Fear God

Deuteronomy 6:13-19
“Fear the Lord your God, serve him only. . . .”

August 15, 2021

With Me

Psalm 118:5-7
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

August 14, 2021

Fish for People

Luke 5:1-11
Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.”

August 13, 2021


Jeremiah 30:1-11
“Cries of fear are heard—terror, not peace.”

August 12, 2021

Communal Fear

Acts 5:1-11
Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

August 11, 2021

Eyes On Jesus

Matthew 14:22-32
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

August 10, 2021


Matthew 6:25-34
“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

August 9, 2021

More Regrets

Matthew 26:69-75
Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.

August 8, 2021


Genesis 50:15-21
“Don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

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