Selah – Meghan Jeppson
How to Surrender Fear
By: Meghan Jeppson
The letter to the Hebrews was written to early Christians facing opposition and Paul feared they would abandon their faith. He encourages them through truths about Jesus and appeals to them to remain faithful as their ancestors did, confident of the Lord’s goodness to come.
1.Which act of faith by our ancestors resonates with you most and why?
2.How can you apply that type of faith to your life today?
3.How are you currently building a country of your own, choosing instant gratification and storing your treasures in this world?
4.How can these attitudes be redirected to await your inheritance to come?
5.Pray that the Holy Spirit redirect your heart to find joy in His Kingdom rather than your own.
1.Have you seen in your life a time where, like Abraham, God asked for your best and it was through that that glory came?
2.How do you think these individuals mustered the faith or confidence to trust the Lord in these circumstances?
3.Why do you doubt the Lord’s ability to provide when acting out in faith like the individuals you read about?
4.Pray about these doubts with confidence that you will be able to live out of bold faith.
1.What witnesses around you have faith that inspires you? Why?
2.What things distract you from having that similar faith, interfering with your eyes being fixed on Jesus?
3.How is or how has God used hardship to strengthen your gaze on Him?
4.Spend time in prayer so He can strengthen the faith that lives within you.
1.How does Jesus as the mediator affect your faith? 2.How do you feel knowing our Kingdom is one that
cannot be shaken?
3.How can you change your daily life to better focus
on His Kingdom rather than shifting ones of this
4.Worship God with reverence and awe at the Kingdom
He gives us.
1.When have you seen His Kingdom alive through loving others, hospitality, or service? How can you recreate that today?
2.How do money and material goods keep you from a deeper relationship with God?
3.What leaders have spoken truth into your life? What most resonated with you?
4.Consider where the Lord is calling your actions to become Christ-like today.
1.How has your heart been strengthened by grace this week?
2.What everyday activities create joy in your heart? How can you use these as service to the Lord?
3.What spiritual gifts do you feel you lack to do His will?
4.Pray that you become intune with these gifts He has already equipped you with.
Our individual faith, the witnesses surrounding us, and daily works of the Holy Spirit all point towards the City which is to come. You are a member of a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. Living with that eternal perspective cements the idea that mere mortals really cannot touch us, as we are fully His. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His Kingdom is just as alive and active as it was within the hearts of the original disciples. He has equipped you with every spiritual gift- lean into that and choose each day to do what you can for His glory. Live as if you are being written about in the Bible: “by faith…” Set your mind and heart on the His Kingdom, knowing the abundant life it brings is greater than all this world can give.