Community Group Discussion Guide: No Fear
Read Text: Isaiah 41:10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Big Idea: Fear has its origins in the fall of man. When sin entered the world and brought a curse upon the earth and the inhabitants thereof, all living things became vulnerable. Just the threat of harm, of injury, of pain, of illness, of death, or trouble of all sorts; is cause for fear. Mankind tends to fear both the known and the unknown. Some of our phobias are unjustified, simply figments of our imagination. Other fears are based in reality, where the source of our fear is a threat to our well-being. That said, the most common command in the Bible tells us “not to fear.” For the Believer it comes down to this: Our faith in God must be greater than our fear.
Isaiah 41:10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Our text contains two commands and 3 promises from God. (Let’s break it down)
Wrap-up: Courage is a Christian virtue that we express in times of stress. Why are we courageous? We are courageous for God is with us and for us. This does not make us passive; it causes us to pray with confidence. Ephesians 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.
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