We should no longer be slaves to sin

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Continue reading

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Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you. … Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.” Continue reading

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Be glad and rejoice; surely the LORD has done great things!

An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” … The angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard.” … But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.” Continue reading

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Do not be afraid, for I am with you

“Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD. Continue reading

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My people … do not be afraid

You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” … For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear; I will help you. Do not be afraid.” … “Do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Continue reading

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Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged

Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. … Do not be afraid. … Do not turn away from the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. … So not be afraid of him. Continue reading

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Do not be terrified; do not be afraid

The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you … before your very eyes. … Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic. … For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Continue reading

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Do not be afraid … I am your shield, your very great reward

I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham. … I am God, the God of your father. … Do not be afraid. Continue reading

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Endure hardship as discipline

And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as children?It says,  “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his child.” Continue reading

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Do not lose heart

Be careful, keep calm and don’t be afraid. … This is what the Sovereign LORD says: … “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. … Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumors are heard in the land; one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler.” Continue reading

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