THREE THINGS TO KNOW
DON’T MISS THIS
Looking for a fun way to serve as a group? Host a “trunk” at our children’s ministry TRUNK OR TREAT on October 14. It’s a community outreach event happening at each campus. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to host a car, click here to register.
This month we’re focusing on the value of Serving. Consider ways your group can serve in the local community. Ada Bible Church has partnered with churches and organizations across the city. Find opportunities to serve by visiting adabible.info > Serve > Serve Grand Rapids.
GROW AS A LEADER
Have you checked out the online leader training lately? We have some great tools for you to grow as a leader and have revamped the site a bit. Visit learning.adabible.org to check it out.
Welcome to the third week of our new series, NAVIGATING EMOTIONS. This week we look at navigating fear.
What’s one of your favorite fall memories?
NAVIGATING EMOTIONS TOOL
Throughout this series, we’re using a Navigating Emotions tool to help us evaluate our emotions and invite God to grow the fruit of the Spirit in us. Talk as a group about how it went incorporating this practice into your lives this past week.
Take a moment to share your responses to the questions on the tool with your group.
- Today I am feeling _______________ (mad, glad, sad, excited, afraid, ashamed).
- Do I know why?
- I am asking God to give me an extra measure of ________________ (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control).
Have someone read Joshua 1:1-9 aloud. What does God promise Joshua, and why would that mean so much to Joshua in his situation?
In what situations do we often feel alone or that no one understands?
Have someone read Hebrews 13:5. How does this verse reflect what God said to Joshua?
What practical things can you do this week to remember God is with you when you feel fear or anxiety?
In Joshua 1:7-8, God tells Joshua that focusing on Scripture will keep him on the right path and result in success. Where have you seen someone who made God’s Word a priority? What did his or her life look like as a result?
Pastor Aaron Buer said that sometimes we could avoid anxiety and fear by following God’s Word and staying on his path. How have you experienced following God’s Word alleviating your fear or keeping you out of situations that can cause anxiety?
What area in your life do you need help staying on God’s path?
How can your group help each other focus on God’s Word and stay on the right path in the areas you struggle with?
Look back at Joshua 1:1-6. What is the work God says he’s doing, and how would knowing this alleviate Joshua’s pressure as he begins leading the Israelites?
What are the areas where you feel the most pressure, and why?
Pastor Aaron said we could experience fear and anxiety when we carry weights that are not ours to carry. What are the things you need to set down and allow God to carry?
What is one thing you can do this week to practice letting God carry those weights for you?
Today we talked about navigating the emotion of fear. Which of the three things about navigating fear stood out to you the most, and how will that change how you navigate fear?