How Can We Be Courageous?
What does it look like to be a courageous people? Where can we source this courage from in the face of fear? We learn from the story of David and Goliath and the parallel to Jesus, how we can trust in His resurrection in the presence of our own battles in life.
Listen to Remember by Bryan & Katie Torwalt and share what it reminds you about God and His faithfulness.
1. Read 1 Samuel 17:32-50. What do you think courage looks like?
2. Often when we reach an impasse, the giants of our life taunt us and shout things towards us, occasionally masked as internal doubt, other times as external attack. In that place the temptation can be “if only somehow I could be…*insert attribute*”, and we either banish the fear by taking control or we might simply run for our lives. Which of these do we fall into? How easy do we find it to recognise that response?
3. Worship is the weapon in the face of the battles and giants of our life. It’s where we reorder our priorities on Jesus and overcome our fears, sharing in His victory. What does it look like to be communities that worship in the place of fear?
Alternative Group Questions:
- Share with the Group something that God has been speaking to you about recently, whether it’s about His character or an example of how Jesus lived, or anything else you’re reflecting on.
- Luke 12:34 says “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. At different times in the year we think about what time and resources or skills we give to God through serving our church, but over the next few weeks and ahead of the new year, we’re thinking about our financial offering to God.
- Spend some time chatting about each of our attitudes and experiences of giving. This might be a vulnerable conversation, but we have many examples of how important Jesus teaches us it is, and we think it’s an essential part of our discipleship journey.
Off the back of sharing where God has been our champion, spend time praying for each other and the areas where we each need Jesus to be our champion in or where we’re facing giants in our lives.