Good morning and welcome to Faith Chapel. What a privilege it is to have you here this morning. I hope you will feel at home!
I love the song that features these words! "His eye is on the sparrow; and I know He watches me.” Of course, the lyrics of that song are taken from the words of Jesus.
Let’s read those words recorded in Matthew 10:28-31: “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
When Jesus used these simple word pictures and analogies they were to demonstrate important spiritual principles. The message Jesus is communicating to us today is, “Don’t be afraid.” He starts this section by saying, “Don’t be afraid,” and He concludes with the same message. That’s our focus for the next couple of weeks.
What is it you’re afraid of today?