SEED GROUP TRAINING
Thought Shower: What are the main reasons we can be fearful of telling others the gospel?
Most of us feel fearful when it comes to telling others about Jesus. Even Apostle Paul admitted that he sometimes felt fearful when he went out to take this message to new people (check out 1 Corinthians 2:1-5). It’s not so much whether we feel fearful, but how we can overcome this fear.
Read: 2 Chronicles 14:1-12
How would you describe King Asa from verses 1-7?
What kind of situation was King Asa was facing?
How would you feel if you were in King Asa’s Shoes?
How did King Asa respond to this situation?
What do we learn from King Asa’s prayer?
What were God’s role and the Israelites role in the outcome of battle?
What can we learn from this story when we experience fears?
As followers of Jesus, we are living in the middle of a spiritual battle. Our enemies are not other human beings, but spiritual forces that are against God and the gospel message.
Our fears about evangelism always have no real basis.
Think about situations where you experience most fear in evangelism. Ask God to help you overcome this fear as you trust in him.
Think about two or three people you know who need to hear about Jesus. Begin by praying for them to be open to Jesus and for you to have boldness. Next take the plunge and initiate a conversation with them about Jesus. You could try using a spiritual beliefs questionnaire or invite them to do Soularium.
Investigate how the disciples went from being locked up in a room for fear of the Jews (John 20:19) to fearlessly proclaiming the good news of Jesus (Acts 2:38-42). What key things happened in between? What can we learn about overcoming fear?
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