We all have fears in life. Spiders, heights, public speaking, being alone, etc. God tells us to not be afraid in Joshua 1:9 and yet tells us to fear the Lord in Deuteronomy 10:12. Our fears of Earthly things can affect our walks and even sometimes halt them altogether. We are called to not fear those things, which can seem impossible at times. But if our fear of the Lord is true and real, we will be able to overcome all our insecurities and fears because we know that He is there with us.
- What are some of your fears in life?- Leaders try to get the kids to open up about deeper fears. A fear of the dark is a real fear, but it’s not what is holding them back from spreading the Gospel or submitting to the Lord completely.
- What do you think it means to fear the Lord?
- If we claim to fear the Lord, then what is holding us back from following Him 100% in our lives no matter what?
We all have fears that hold us back in someway in our walks with Christ, I want each of you to go home with the mission to conquer one of those fears and then try to overcome it this week. If you are afraid of what others will think of you so you don’t talk about Jesus, go talk to someone about Jesus this week. If you are afraid of getting baptized, talk to Brian and get baptized. If you are afraid of losing friends if they knew you were a Christian, invite them to church next week. Be ready to share your story next week.