What is your most irrational fear?
What would you do if you knew there was a snake in your room and you couldn’t find it?
One thing that fear does is it steers us in the wrong direction. How can fear affect the decisions you make?
How is peer pressure really fear pressure?
Share a time when you felt pressured to do something you didn’t want to do? How did you react?
If you have a time when you gave in to pressure share how you felt about it.
If you are with friends who are doing something that you believe is wrong to do, why is it so hard to walk away?
Have you ever not done something you wanted to do because you were afraid? Share about the experience.
Fear can steal your peace and your joy. How often do you stay away at night thinking about something you are afraid of?
Jesus said, “my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27
- What is the difference between the peace the world gives and the peace Jesus gives?
- How does our trust in Jesus affect our fear?
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear” – 1 John 4:18
- How does remembering God’s love for you drive out fear?
- How does our love for God drive our fear?
- How can we grow in this love?
Make it personal
Are you struggling with fear in something right now?
Do you often feel pressured to do things that go against your convictions?
Is there anything you would be doing if you were not afraid?