Brian Beasley Music Posts

Unafraid is really the song that the “Fear Not” album revolves around and flows from. I wrote the song from idea sparked from a single line in a song from Tenth Avenue North called “Strong Enough to Save.” The line says, “Fear is just a lie.” I had never really thought of fear that way – as a lie – and therefore, as sin. It is sinful to fear because God has not given us a spirit of fear. Although I didn’t see this video before writing Unafraid, Mike Donehey (lead singer for Tenth Avenue North) explains why he used that lyric:

Song Stories

We don’t use the word “redeem” much anymore in today’s society. Maybe you’ve heard it in terms of redeeming coupons or redeeming a winning raffle ticket – giving something to receive something good back in return. The dictionary gives us a better idea of what the word means when it defines it as “to buy back” (such as after a tax sale or mortgage foreclosure) or “to recover by payment or other satisfaction” (such as redeeming a pawned watch.)

Devotional Thoughts

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Dear friend,

One of the criticisms of Christianity I hear in our culture today is that Christians are intolerant people and Christianity is an intolerant religion. It seems that when this is said, the speaker is referring to one of two very different ideas:

Letters to a Friend

Dear Friend:

Many people in today’s world that don’t know Jesus well, but have heard some of His more famous teachings or have a sense of what He is known for will say that they believe that Jesus was a “great teacher” or “lived a good life as an example to follow.” By doing this, they put him on a level with great figures in human history such as Confucius, Gandhi, or even more recently, someone like Martin Luther King, Jr. This allows them to avoid having to be “opposed to Jesus” while at the same time also avoid acknowledging Him as God and Lord of their life. They try to do this, but the Bible points out that if you don’t know Him as Lord, you are an enemy of God. James 4:4 says, “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” (People from work who read my legal updates will no doubt snicker when they see me using a footnote here. I can’t help it.)] But I need to let you know that

Letters to a Friend