January 27 - February 2 • Week 4: Courage
Extraordinary life can only be found in the extraordinary life giver- Jesus. During this series, we’ve focused our attention around a compass to help us navigate an extraordinary life. We’ve covered finding our true identity in Christ and surrounding ourselves with extraordinary permission givers that point us to God. This week, we take a look at the third compass point, courage, which is the action step to move us from an ordinary life into an extraordinary one. Don’t be paralyzed by fear; have courage and trust God with your life.
Courage is the choice to trust God when you’re afraid.
How have you experienced the fullness of Christ in your life lately? Share with your group.
Share about a time when you were paralyzed by fear. After a few people have shared, discuss how fear stops you from living an extraordinary life in Christ.
Fear is a biological reaction to a believed potential to danger. Courage is a choice to trust God. In your group, read aloud the following passages: Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 27:3, Hebrews 11:27, and Psalm 118:6. Which one is the most encouraging to you and why?
On Sunday, Ronnie shared a story about Nate’s courage. What inspired you about his story and how can you take steps of courage in your life today?
Take time now in your group to pray for one another after asking this question: How can we specifically pray for you to have courage this week?
Next Step Challenge
The only way to navigate extraordinarily different through life is to practice courage and allow God to set your life’s course. Practice courage by daily asking God in the morning how he would have you spend your time. Ask Him what He would have you do to use your financial resources to honor Him. Pray for Him to lead you in your relationships to best bring God glory. Finally, have the courage to follow through with whatever He says.
“Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them.” – Numbers 14:9
All other Scripture References
John 10:10b, Numbers 13:1-2, 27-33, 14:1-4, 7b-9
To watch or listen to Sunday’s sermon, visit our Sermons page.