Faith Over Fear

Faith Over Fear

Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey, Ava Pennington, Kimi Miller, Carol Ogle McCracken, Tami Writtrock, Kelly Campbell and Michelle S. Lazurek

John the Baptist and the Courage to Look Weird - Ep 87

January 11, 2022   ●   18 min

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We all have an innate desire to belong and to feel as if others “get us.” But Jesus said that His disciples wouldn’t always belong. In fact, sometimes we’d appear quite strange to the watching world. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, when our “odd” or counter-cultural actions are led by Christ, this can be a good thing. Our strangeness can evoke other people’s curiosity, enticing them to come take a closer look at us, our lives, and potentially, the God we serve.

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Group Discussion Questions:

1.What resonated with you most in today’s episode?
2.When do you must struggle to feel like you belong, and why do you believe this is?
3.Can you share a time when you felt God calling you to look and act counter culturally? What was the result?
4.When has your desire to belong or gain other people’s acceptance hindered your obedience?
5.Who in your life is strange in a good way, and how does this person impact you?
6.What are some truths that can help you gain increased courage to embrace God-led weirdness?
7.Why is it important to seek to please God above all else?
8.In what way(so) might your life change, were you to prioritize obedience to God above personal popularity or your social standing?
9.What are some of the differences between God-led oddness and pride-driven abrasiveness? How can a person determine which applies to them and their behaviors?
10.Is there anything God might be calling you to do through this episode?

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