Episode 2: Faith and Fear

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Date: March 17, 2020

“God is not wringing his hands, he is not running around stock piling supplies, he is sitting on his throne, he is in his holy temple. The universe is not frantically held together by a busy, nervous God. God has seen every war, every natural disaster, every disease, he sees every relationship in your life, he sees every bird that falls from a tree, he sees your heart, and still sits on his throne confidently. God sees infinitely more than you do during this time and he is not worried at all. He loves you as a loving Father, he cares for your heart, he wants you to know his comforts, and he wants to be your refuge. That is why Christ came, that is what he died on the cross to give us, he died for our sin so that we could know God.”

Family Worship

Family Worship Devotional Download

Songs:
1) ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
2) What a Friend We Have in Jesus
3) Turn Your eyes Upon Jesus

Ice Breaker: Name the first thing you were scared of or your most memorable childhood fear (e.g. the dark, a barking dog)

Passage: Psalm 11:1-4. In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain, for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.

Key Idea: Faith in God reveals that he is our true refuge in times of fear

Discussion Questions
1) What false refuges are you tempted to lean on during this season of pandemic?
2) What lies are you tempted to believe because of fear?
3) What are some important ways to know and worship God during this time?
4) What is one way you can encourage someone’s faith to see God as a better refuge?

Encouragement for Prayer Time:
1) Begin your prayer time by praising God for how he has been a faithful refuge in the past.
2) Take time to confess any temptations that you and your family are facing during this unique season.
3) Pray for those you know who are suffering during this time. Pray for their hearts to personally know the comforting hope that God is their refuge.

Applications:
1) Create prayer lists and/or prayer cards for people at Lighthouse who are hurting and regularly follow up with them.
2) Share stories of God’s grace with your Lighthouse family that fuel the faith of others within the church