Hope + Help for Fearing Others with Zach Schlegel

by, Christine Chappell
April 3, 2023

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About the Episode

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Zach Schlegel about his book, Fearing Others: Putting God First. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are:

• What is “fear of man” and how can we tell if it has become a pervasive problem in our life?
• What does it mean that “we obey what we fear”?
• What does Proverbs 14:26 have to do with the problem of fearing others?
• How can the Scriptures help to reframe the way we think about our fear of failure?
• What does defensiveness in personal relationships have to do with fearing others?
• What does it mean to “Compete to love, not to be loved”—a statement based on Romans 12:10, 15?
• What are some practical steps someone could take to address the fear of man they’re wrestling with?


About the Guest

Zack Schlegel is senior pastor of First Baptist Church Upper Marlboro in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.


About the Book

Fearing Others: Putting God First

Fishing for compliments, overcommitting (or never committing), keeping people at a distance . . . when we fear other people more than we fear God, we become anxious slaves to their opinions and approval. But we don’t have to compete to be loved! Zach Schlegel uses meditations on God’s Word, reflection questions, and practical suggestions for action to guide you, day by day, toward a freer way of life in service to God. Learn how to fear God alone, rest in his grace, and live in peace, joy, and confidence.

In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through Scripture passages that speak to specific situations or struggles, helping you to apply God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day.


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About the Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Hosted by IBCD Outreach Director Christine M. Chappell. Listeners can subscribe on major streaming platforms such as Apple PodcastsSpotifySoundcloud, & iHeart.


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