Beyond the Sermon

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September 2018

Through the story of Gideon, the Old Testament Judge (Judges 6, 7 & 8) we’re studying how God deals with our fears. Perhaps today more than ever, we can relate to Gideon, God's fearful hero. As we relive his fear and his faith we’ll explore some timeless questions about God and fear.

  • How does God challenge our Fears?
  • How does God equip us against our Fears?
  • How does God destroy our Fears?

As we explore this story of fear and courage, doubt and faith, we’ll see more clearly the true hero of the story - not Gideon, but God Himself. He is the hero of this and every Bible story. And my prayer is that you and I will find this same God alive and well in our lives, facing our fears, leading us into His faith.

To help reinforce the truth that God is the hero of this story, we’re singing Keith and Kristyn Getty’s “The Lord Is My Salvation” as our theme song. May this song, long after we finish the series, continue to inspire our faith in God in the face of every fear.

Pastor Mark

The Lord is My Salvation

“The grace of God has reached for me
And pulled me from the raging sea
And I am safe on this solid ground

I will not fear when darkness falls
His strength will help me scale these walls
I’ll see the dawn of the rising sun
The Lord is my salvation


Who is like the Lord our God?
Strong to save, faithful in love
My debt is paid and the vict’ry won
The Lord is my salvation

My hope is hidden in the Lord
He flow’rs each promise of His Word
When winter fades I know spring will come
The Lord is my salvation

In times of waiting, times of need
When I know loss, when I am weak
I know His grace will renew these days
The Lord is my salvation


And when I reach my final day
He will not leave me in the grave
But I will rise,
He will call me home
The Lord is my salvation


Glory be to God the Father
Glory be to God the Son
Glory be to God the Spirit
The Lord is our salvation

— Words and Music by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Nathan Nockels and Jonas Myrin©2016 Getty Music Publishing (BMI) / Sweater Weather Music (ASCAP) (admin by / Capitol CMG Paragon (BMI) / Son of the Lion (BMI) (admin at