“…When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4:16 (NIV)
1. OVERCOMING WHAT FRIGHTENS YOU THE MOST, STRENGTHENS YOU THE MOST!
“He held fast to the Lord and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses. And the Lord was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook…” 2 Kings 18:6-7 (NIV)
2. CHOOSE COURAGE OVER COMFORT TO SEIZE THE MOMENT!
“…Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:7-8 (NIV)
3. BE BRAVE IN FEARFUL MOMENTS!
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn…” Isaiah 54:17 (NASB)
4. CULTIVATE AN EVERYDAY BRAVE-HEART!
“Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord.” Psalms 130:1 (NIV)
“…that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart…” 1 Timothy 1:5 (NLT)
“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;” Psalm 95:6 (NIV)
Small Group Questions!
What fears did you have in your heart that keep you awake? How has the Lord brought peace into that area?
What small steps can we take in our everyday life that can help encourage others?
Think of a time where FEAR has overwhelmed your mind? What did you do to overcome it? Was it as a big deal as you thought it would be?
PRAYER TIME! Take a moment to pray. Allow our eye’s to become wet, your heart soft and your knee’s bent.