From Fear to Faith | June 12th, Genesis 12
One of the most significant catalysts of fear are the places of lacking, seasons of barrenness, and desert times that inevitably show up in our lives. When it seems like what we need (externally or internally) isn’t enough, fear emerges, and we are tempted to take matters into our own hands rather than to trust God. Ultimately this is Abraham’s journey and ours: deconstructing our life of fear and building a life of faith, but we can’t do it alone. We need the promise of God and the family of God.
Who is God?
- What did you learn about the character and nature of God and his kingdom?
What did God do?
- What did you learn about the actions or behavior of God?
- Why do you think God did or said what he did?
Who am I?
- In light of what you’ve learned about who God is and what actions he has taken – what is God telling you about your own heart and identity?
- In light of what I learned about who God is, what he’s done, and who I am intended to be as a result – how should I live out what I’ve learned? What practical steps can I take?
What is the gospel?
- How is the gospel being preached through this text and sermon?
- How can you apply the gospel to your heart, your sense of identity and how you live?