The Fear That God Blesses

The Fear That God Blesses

“Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them.” Exodus 1:21 NASB

God blesses fear!

Not that kind of fear. Not the kind of fear that stops you from fulfilling Jesus’ plan for your life. There is another kind of fear. This is the fear that will cause you to obey God even though it might cost you something. This is the kind of fear that causes us to honor God.

The leader of Eygpt had become frightened by the size of the population of Israel. His ungodly fear drove him to command that every newborn male child of Israel be killed. He ordered that the midwives were to be ones who committed the murder. If they did not obey, they themselves were to be executed.

These midwives were motivated by fear. Not the fear of the leader of Eygpt, but the fear of God. The NASB has a note on the word “fear” in Ex. 1:21 with an alternative translation of “revered”. That means the midwives put more concern on what God thinks about a situation than what the leader of Egypt thinks about it. God’s opinion trumps man’s opinion.

God blessed their godly fear. Verse 21 clearly states why and how God responded to the midwives. He blessed them with households (literally families) of their own. It was likely that the midwives were unable to have children on their own. Historically, that is how they became midwives. They were probably barren. Not any more! Because they valued the opinion of God over the opinion of man they went from being barren to fertile. They risked their lives for other people to have families, and God gave them families.

Ungodly Fear vs. Godly Fear

God blesses us when we allow fear to be in our lives. Now, I know that we are taught to combat fear. We need to make a distinction between ungodly fear and godly fear. Ungodly fear is the fear that makes us scared or afraid. It is based on unbelief and doubt. It values other things higher than God. It values lack and poverty over provision and prosperity. It values sickness and disease over health and healing. It values logic and facts over trust and faith.

Godly fear is quite different. It trusts God. It acts in faith that God is Who He says He is and will do what He says He will do. Godly fear will obey earthly human authorities only to the extent that they do not cross God’s authority. God’s authority overrides earthly authority.

Today, I challenge you to allow fear to be in your life. The kind of fear that trusts God. The kind of fear that causes you to do things with God in mind not man.

Mother’s Day Cash

This Sunday is Mother’s Day! We are going to celebrate all mother’s. Every woman 18 and over will be celebrated with a gift. We are giving out 18 gorgeous hanging plants. Also, the mother who has the most present in the service (guests and family) will receive $100 in cash in each service. So invite your family to come to church! 

We are believing to connect 1000 people to Jesus Christ and His Church. 

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We love you. We are looking forward to seeing you at Evangel North Church Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM, and Wednesday at 7 PM.

Also new service: Saturdays 6 PM, at Evangel World Prayer Center (6900 Billtown Road).

Pastors John & Erin Carmichael

Evangel North Church – A multi-generational multi-ethnic church reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.

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There are still kinks in it, but it is fresher and more responsive. Look at on your phone and computer.

We are still building ministry pages such as youth, children, food pantry, etc. Those will be rolling out soon. It will have photo galleries, sermon players, and more.

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We are looking for B-Group leaders. Email if you are interested in becoming a B-Group leader.
Check out the B-Group webpage. Just go to there is an online directory. The ENC App also has a directory of the B-Groups. Try it out!
We have several areas that are currently in need of leadership and team members.

In particular:
* Housekeeping Coordinator

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NEXT DATE: Sunday, May 19

If you want to be water baptized, ***please email us at*** or call 502.413.0115 ext. 2. Give your name and which service you will attend.

Also, follow the instructions below.
1. Bring a change of clothes and a towel. Wear dark clothing to be baptized in.
2. The baptisms will occur after praise & worship, so immediately go to the baptistery through the left door of the platform.

“Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’” Acts 22:16 NASB

Evangel North J.O.Y. – Just Older Youth

This group of “seasoned” saints (55 and older) meet twice (2) monthly.

First Friday monthly (12 Noon) – for snacks, fellowship, music, and ministry.
Third Saturday monthly (12 Noon) – pitch-in dinner, fellowship, music, ministry.

See Pastor Carl & Ellen Hall for more information CLICK HERE TO EMAIL THEM.

ALSO, here is the EVANGEL NORTH JOY Facebook page. This will be an easy way to keep up with all the meetings of the EN Joy.

Autumn Woods Health Campus 2911 Green Valley Road New Albany, IN 47150
Every 2nd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is May 12th

Hillcrest Nursing Home 203 Sparks Ave Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 3rd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is May 19th.

Full Pardon Jail Ministry

Clark County Jail
501 E Court Ave #159, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 5th Sunday 3PM (arrive at 2:30PM)

March is CANCELLED by the Jail for REC. The next time is June 30.

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by going to those who can not come to us. 

Evangel North Food Pantry (a partner of The Lord’s Kitchen)
***NEW Date & Time***

NEXT DATE: May 23rd at 7PM.

Darvis & Laura Richardson (Interim Food Pantry Directors)
Have questions? Message them on Facebook. Click their name for a link to their Facebook page.

FOOD DRIVE: We are asking people to bring your canned goods to the food pantry. There is a collection box in the foyer. 

Need food? Just show up.
Want to help? Visit the Evangel North Food Pantry Facebook page or call the church 502.413.0115 ext. 2.

Christ-Centered; Child Focused
Changing a culture, one family at a time.

NOW Enrolling!  NOW Hiring!  Call 812-964-3570

Monday thru Friday 6AM to 6PM available.  Special after-school and half-day rates.

Michelle Mallory, Director of ENDP

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by being a Christ-centered, child focused daycare and preschool.


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