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Fear Not!

person Rev. Dr. Chris Carrasco
September 10                           
Fear Not!                                                 
                In the first episode of The Chosen, we are introduced to several main characters: Matthew, Nicodemus, Simon and Andrew, and Mary. Fear is evident in all of their lives. Jesus encounters Mary first, healing and changing her into a different person than what she was. He uses Isaiah’s words, “I have called you by name. You are mine.” Jesus calls each of us by name and claims us as his own. How does belonging to Jesus change the way you react to fearful situations?
                Reflection Questions: Mary’s father decided Isaiah 43:1 to her when she was scared. What passage do you turn to in fearful times? Are you surprised that several women were disciples of Jesus equal to the men? How is your encounter with Jesus changing you into a different person? Which of the four main characters do you identify with the most and why?