Faith Over Fear

Faith Over Fear

Jennifer Slattery
 

Episode 13: The Courage to Face Our Doubts

May 26, 2020   ●   28 min

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We all have doubts, and often those doubts rise up when life becomes difficult or uncertain. We experience a gap between what we know, or maybe what we’ve been taught, and what our reality seems to be stating. When this occurs, fear tempts us to ignore our doubts or avoid the hard questions. But our doubts, when investigated honestly and with Jesus, can pave the way to certainty and deeper intimacy with Christ.

In this episode, theologian Dave Montoya helps us understand why doubts feel so uncomfortable, how we can address them, and how we can come alongside others who are in places of doubt.

Find Dave’s church at https://www.northstate.church/

Find Jennifer at: https://www.jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com
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Find her ministry, Wholly Loved, at: https://whollyloved.com/

Resources Dave Mentions:
The Myth of Certainty: The Reflective Christian and the Risk of Commitment by Daniel Taylor
God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt by Os Guinness
Doubting: Growing Through the Uncertainties of Faith by Alister McGrath


Group Discussion Questions:

1. How do you tend to respond when doubts arise?
2. How comfortable are you investigating hard questions?
3. When have you wrestled with a period of doubt or with difficult questions, and what was the result?
4. In what ways has honest investigation increased your faith?
5. In what ways does our faith “grow up” and mature?
6. How do you tend to feel when others express doubt?
7. What are some ways you can come alongside those who are doubting?
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