Faith Over Fear

Faith Over Fear

Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

Uncovering What’s Beneath Our Emotional Reactions with Steve Carter – Ep. 69

August 31, 2021   ●   30 min

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When we have the courage to be emotionally honest and evaluate our reactions from a sense of curiosity rather than shame, we’re better able to process everything from a position of love and grace. We all have “the thing” beneath the “thing,” but we also have a gentle loving Savior who invites us to uncover those hurts and false narratives that hold us back and to steadily advance toward greater freedom.

Steve Carter is a pastor, speaker, author, podcast host, and the former lead teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. He hosts the Craft & Character podcast where he helps people get better at the art of communication while ensuring their character always leads the way. He also cohosts, with NFL players Sam Acho and Trey Burton, the popular Home Team Podcast. His desire is to bring Jesus into every conversation and space he occupies.

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Group Discussion Questions:

1. How comfortable are you with being emotionally honest?
2. Do your typical reactions tend to be rooted in love or shame?
3. What might it look like to embrace a sense of curiosity when you behave in ways you wish you hadn’t?
4. How does it help you to know God’s focus is on teaching, not condemning, you?
5. What are some ways you guard your heart?
6. What are some ways you feed your heart?
7. What are some ways you remind yourself of your true north?
8. How can focusing on your true north help you in challenging situations?
9. What is one action step God is asking you to take this coming week to uncover and/or deal with your thing beneath the thing?

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