Win: For a student to see how much God loves them and that love can wipe out their fear.

Pre-Gather 5:30p in Student Center and Roncalli

  1. Core Team needs to touch base with each other and pray
  2. 2 people greeting at door
  3. Coffee & Hot Chocolate at the bar
  4. Games in Atrium

 

Dinner 6:10pm-6:40pm in Atrium

  1. Eat and clean up our own tables

 

Gather 6:40 - 6:55pm in 102

  1. Get to Rm 102
  2. Game: Head under a box game
  3. Turn to someone: what makes you laugh. What are you most afraid of?

 

Proclaim 6:55pm-7:15pm - Rm 102

  1. Interview Madisen quickly about fear
  2. Scared to Death: Fear of the Future(Paul)
    1. What is it? Most formidable is the fear of future
      1. Fear is an emotion caused by the belief of looming potential loss
        1. Fear wants to control us
        2. What has fear kept you from doing? 
        3. What has fear caused you to do?
        4. Fear is a thing seeking control. 
    2. Fear-Archy: Dr. Karl Albrecht
      1. Extinction
      2. Autonomy
      3. Separation
      4. Ego
    3. 1 John 4:18:  There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out all fear
    4. Romans 8:35: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. No in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
    5. God’s love doesn’t just defeat fear. God’s love obliterates fear.
  3. Amy W. Witness

 

Break 7:15pm-7:35pm – Everywhere

Bottom Line: Overcoming fear begins with embracing God’s love

  1. Small Group connect
    1. What is your most irrational fear?
    2.  On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being “no influence” and 10 being “the primary influence,” to what extent do fear or anxiety influence your decision making and the quality of your daily life?
    3. Read Romans 8:35–39. Is it difficult for you to believe that God’s love could make it possible for you to move away from your fear? Why or why not?
    4. What are you fearful about right now? Into which category does that fear fit—loss of life, autonomy, separation, or ego? What are some things that make it difficult for you to believe that Jesus conquered death, God is trustworthy, he’ll never leave you, and that you matter to him?
    5. What can you do this week to identify and defang your fear? What can you do to begin to believe and live as though God’s love has the power to overcome your fear? How can this group support you?
  2. MOVING FORWARD
    1. Fear wants control. But there is no fear in God’s love. His perfect love drives out fear. God’s love, expressed through Jesus’s death and resurrection, gives fear something to fear. God’s love causes fear to tremble. If you want to overcome your fear, identify it and believe God’s love can overcome it.

 

Send (7:35 - 8:00pm – Roncalli Hall)

Key Steps:

  1. Worship
  2. Announcements
  3. Pray with your group before leaving