November 19, 2017 | Kyle Brenon | Philippians 4:4-7
Community Group Questions
This week we continue with week 5 in our sermon series “fearLESS”. Throughout this series we have been taking a closer look at things in our lives that fear has a tendency to hijack. This morning we look at how fear can affect the way we pray, or perhaps more than that, how the way we pray, can affect our fears!
Paul reminds us in Philippians 4 that we have no reason to be fearful. In fact, when we find ourselves struggling with fear, we should instead stop and pray. When we do this, something unexplainable happens! There is a direct correlation between the daily trust we place in our savior, and the fear we walk in along the way.
Read: Philippians 4:4-7, Matthew 6:25-26, Psalm 23:4, 1 Peter 5:6-7
1. When you find yourself in a position of fear, whether it’s fear resulting from a particular circumstance, or fear of what may come, what are some of the first things you do in response?
2. Why is prayer such an effective tool against fear? Do you often reach for this tool first, or do you see it as something that is there “just in case”?
3. What does Philippians 4 say will be the result of us bringing “everything” to the Lord in prayer? Can you share a time you have experienced this?
4. You may remember from our previous series that prayer is one of the 3 main things Crossway is focused on. In what ways can we as believers encourage one other to combat fear, through prayer and supplication?
Memorize/Meditate: Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”