What is your Phobia?

The word “Awe” used in Acts 2:43 is translated from the greek word “Phobos” which is where we get our English word Phobia.  When people on the outside saw what God was doing among the community of believers they were amazed and slightly fearful.  They had to know more about what was going on in there.  As humans we are naturally attracted and intrigued by things that are unexplainable.  I believe that all of us have a desire to be part of something bigger than us.  We all want to participate in some sort of movement that is making a difference.  As the skeptics on the outside of the first church observed what was going on they were drawn in by something bigger than they were.  What was the secret to the number of people joining and experiencing life change on a daily basis?  Community!  The people involved in the church were living out what they believed and sharing every aspect of their life with everyone.  They were deeply committed to living for Jesus and being a part of what the church was doing.  No advertisement, no big screens, no worship band with cool hair, and no high tech presentation software was needed?  Just a group of people sold out to living for Jesus and living in community with others turning the world upside down.  Everyone is looking for something to believe in and people that actually live out what they believe.  That is our desire at Awestruck Church.  We have said all along that we want to grow our church one relationship at a time.  I am amazed by how we are already seeing it come to pass in just a few short weeks.  I’ll say it again, I can’t wait to see what God has in store for Awestruck Church!

    • Andrew
    • September 16th, 2008

    I saw this in your facebook status update and I just needed to get this off my chest.

    I have a legitimate fear of paper cuts. There. I said it.

  1. Thanks Andrew…that is not exactly what we were looking for, but glad we could be here to help. 🙂 Now that you mention it, I have a phobia of belly button lint? Love you man!

  2. i was a communication major and have preached… still have a fear of speaking in public. probably will have to do it all my life, but still. i don’t get it. lol

  1. September 16th, 2008

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