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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey, Ava Pennington and Kimi Miller

Faith Over Fear Episodes
The Courage to Shine a Light for Jesus - Ep. 88
January 18, 2022 - 17 min
In our dark and hurting world that is often antagonistic to biblical truth, we might feel tempted to surround ourselves with other Christ-followers and to insulate ourselves from the world. But that isn’t the life to which God calls us. Jesus said that you and I are the light of the world. We’re not meant to be hidden. Instead, God wants us to shine brightly for Him, recognizing that our world needs His life and hope now more than ever. Find Kimi: https://kimimiller.com/ http://whollyloved.com/meet-the-team Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Join the Wholly Loved Community Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/443325386241769 Sign up to receive her 30-Day Fighting Fear emails HERE. Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode? 2. What are some ways you’ve witnessed God’s light shining through others? 3. How did you feel when you were around those individuals? 4. What are some ways you believe God’s light shines through you? 5. When do you find it easiest to shine with the light of Christ? 6. When do you find it most challenging to shine God’s light? 7. What type of behavior would you equate to turning on the “flood lights”? 8. In what ways can such behavior prove counter productive? 9. When have you sensed God asking you to walk beside someone else when they felt as if their circumstances were particularly dark? 10. What are some ways you tried to bring light into their dark season? Episode Image Credit: Getty/drogatnev
John the Baptist and the Courage to Look Weird - Ep 87
January 11, 2022 - 18 min
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. Find Kimi: https://kimimiller.com/ https://whollyloved.com/meet-the-team Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Sign up to receive her 30-Day Fighting Fear emails HERE. 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? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Rudall30
Podcast Recap: The Best of 2021 – Ep. 86
January 04, 2022 - 31 min
This past year, we’ve tackled our fear of death, how to live more consistently empowered by the Holy Spirit, discussed issues related to significant church hurts with popular and prolific author Philip Yancey and more. In this episode, Jennifer guides listeners through some of Faith Over Fear’s most popular stories and truths to remind us all of what we’ve learned and encourage us to continue advancing toward the freedom Christ promised us. Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Sign up to receive her 30-Day Fighting Fear emails HERE. Group Discussion Questions: 1. What episode did you find most helpful in 2021 and why? 2. What most encouraged or inspired you in the recap segments Jennifer shared in today’s episode? 3. What are some of your fears related to death? 4. What do you find most encouraging regarding the Scripture passage retelling Stephen’s death? 5. What most challenges your ability to live more dependently on the Holy Spirit? 6. Can you share a time when you attempted to accomplish something God assigned in your own wisdom and power? What was the result? 7. Can you share a time when you relied on the Holy Spirit’s power to accomplish a task God had assigned? What was the result? 8. We’ve probably all experienced church hurt at some point in our lives. Think of a time when this was true for you. What made that period or hurt most painful? 9. How did God help (or, is God helping) you to heal from that? 10. How is God currently teaching you to trust more fully in Him? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Aleksei Morozov
Christmas with Mary and Joseph: Trusting God to Protect You – Ep. 85
December 21, 2021 - 15 min
The past few years have reminded us of how little control we truly have. As a result, many of us are entering the Christmas season with apprehension, hyper-alert for that next potential catastrophe. But the Christmas story and Joseph and Mary’s escape to Egypt reminds us of the power, protection, and provision of the God who knows every challenge we will face and who will faithfully perfect and protect His hope-filled plans for us. Find Ava Pennington at: https://www.AvaPennington.com https://www.facebook.com/AvaPennington.AuthorPage https://www.instagram.com/avapennington3/ Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Sign up to receive her 30-Day Fighting Fear emails here: https://bit.ly/31y43gt Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode? 2. How does knowing God sees your future bring you peace? 3. What are some truths regarding God’s character that assure you of His faithful care? 4. Why is it important to cultivate a “listening ear”; to remain sensitive to God’s leading? 5. How can our habitual obedience help us avoid future catastrophes? 6. Can you think of a time when God went before you and protected you from a potentially harmful situation? If so, share. 7. Can you think of a time when God provided provisions before a crisis hit? If so, share. 8. What does the historical account surrounding Jesus’s family’s escape to Egypt reveal regarding God’s heart? 9. What is one action step God might be calling you to take this week? Episode Image Credit: Rudall30
Christmas and the Magi: Trusting God to Lead You – Ep. 84
December 14, 2021 - 14 min
Our journey with God begins in faith and is sustained by faith. When He calls us to follow Him, He rarely reveals the full road ahead. Instead, He nudges us to take that first step, inviting us to trust that what’s ahead is good, because He is good. Every surrendered step leads to increased intimacy with and knowledge of our Savior. Find Ava Pennington at: https://www.AvaPennington.com https://www.facebook.com/AvaPennington.AuthorPage https://www.instagram.com/avapennington3/ Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Sign up to receive her 30-Day Fighting Fear emails here: https://bit.ly/31y43gt Group Discussion Questions: 1. What do you most admire about the Magi? 2. What are some things you think might have challenged their responsiveness to the Christmas star? 3. What does this biblical account reveal regarding God’s heart for us? 4. How did their responsiveness lead to increased knowledge of God? 5. When have you sensed God calling you to follow Him on a relatively vague road? 6. When has your responsiveness to God’s leading increased your intimacy with Him? 7. What might it look like to follow God’s leading this Christmas? 8. What currently challenges your responsiveness or obedience? Episode Image Credit: Getty/lukbar
Dealing with Toxic People, with Gary Thomas - Ep. 83
December 07, 2021 - 30 min
Dealing with Toxic People, with Gary Thomas - Ep. 84 We can’t force someone to love us or treat us well, but we can guard our peace and joy. In fact, to live the fruit bearing and gospel-sharing lives that Christ created us for, we must learn when to walk beside and when to walk away. In this episode, prolific writer Gary Thomas, author of When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People, shares insights he learned when studying Christ’s interactions with the various people He encountered. Find Gary Thomas at: https://www.garythomas.com https://www.facebook.com/authorgarythomas https://www.instagram.com/garythomasbooks/ Resource mentioned: When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People: https://amzn.to/3dsPRYR Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Sign up to receive her 30-Day Fighting Fear emails: https://bit.ly/31y43gt Group Discussion Questions: 1. What did you find most helpful in today’s episode and why? 2. Did anything Gary said cause you to reevaluate your thoughts on some relational encounters? 3. How would you describe the difference between difficult people and toxic people? 4. Consider your relationships. Are there people in your life who steal your peace and joy? 5. Why is it important to guard your peace and joy? 6. Consider a challenging relationship. In what ways do your interactions with that individual make it difficult to love others well? 7. In what ways do your interactions with that individual make it challenging to live out your calling? 8. What might it look like to leave an interaction mentally? 9. How can you show love and compassion while protecting yourself? Episode Image Credit: Syuzanna Guseynova
The Courage to Love Those Who Are Hard to Love (Pt 2) – Ep. 82
November 30, 2021 - 32 min
At times, God’s call to love others persistently and sacrificially can feel confusing, especially if the individual we’re reaching out to behaves in unhealthy and hurtful ways. How can we love well, in a way that is healthy and emotionally and mentally safe? In this episode, Jennifer discusses ways our insecurities and past hurts can pose personal challenges, how God uses those challenges to create increased beauty within us, and the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in all our interactions. Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Sign up to receive her 30-Day Fighting Fear emails here: https://bit.ly/3l1eAYs Resource mentioned: Becoming His Princess Bible Study Video Week One: https://bit.ly/3o5qHFG Group Discussion Questions: 1. What did you find most helpful in today’s episode and why? 2. How often do you pause to evaluate your reactions to particular people or situations? 3. In what ways have your insecurities or past hurts colored your perception during disagreements or relationally tense moments? 4. Consider someone with whom you often experience difficulty. How much of your ongoing issues might be exacerbated by unresolved hurts from your past? 5. When, if ever, do you find yourself getting sucked into someone else’s drama? 6. What are some ways you can avoid this? 7. How well do you “shake off” rejection? 8. What might healthy boundaries look like in your situation? 9. What do you find most challenging when it comes to establishing or maintaining healthy boundaries? 10. What is one action step you feel God is wanting you to take after having listened to this podcast episode? Episode Image Credit: Getty/LinaDes
The Courage to Love Those Who Are Hard to Love (Pt 1) – Ep. 81
November 23, 2021 - 31 min
Loving like Jesus commands is challenging, in the best situations. Trying to love those who are a bit rougher around the edges, who respond with defensiveness, or perhaps even reject our attempts can become frustrating and even painful. Often, such experiences trigger our fears and insecurities. What if their ugly behavior triggers ugliness within us? In this episode, which is part one of a two-part conversation, Matt Maciera, the Executive Director of Be Bold Street Ministries, shares how God has given Him the courage, wisdom, and grace to reach out to those enslaved to darkness. Find Matt’s Ministry: https://www.beboldstreetministries.org https://www.facebook.com/BeBoldStreetMinistry https://www.instagram.com/beboldstreetministry/ Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Sign up to receive her 30-Day Fighting Fear emails here: https://bit.ly/3l1eAYs Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode? 2. Consider someone in your circle whom you find hard to love. What about them or their behavior do you find most challenging? 3. In what ways does that individual trigger feelings of insecurity? 4. How much of your difficulty, in regard to loving the person referenced in question two stems from your own fears and insecurities? 5. Why is prayer so important in our effort to live and love like Jesus? 6. Why is it important to recognize our propensity to misread situations when we are engaging those who are hard to love? 7. What role does prayer play in your interactions with the person referenced in question 2? 8. How might viewing your interactions as a personal learning experience help decrease your anxiety and increase your courage in relation to loving those who are hard to love? 9. Who is one person God wants you to reach out to this week? 10. What is one specific way you can show God’s love to the individual referenced in question 9? Episode Image Credit: Getty/Tetiana Lazunova
The Love That Casts Out Fear - Ep. 80
November 16, 2021 - 30 min
When we recognize how deeply God loves us, we realize we have nothing to fear. The God who is sovereign, all-powerful, and present in our every moment watches over us with the care and attentiveness of a perfect Father. Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Sign up to receive her 30-Day Fighting Fear emails HERE: https://bit.ly/30A1s5x Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode? 2. How easily do you receive God’s love? 3. When have you most felt loved by God? 4. What might it look like to “live loved” on a typical day? 5 In what ways might you misunderstand or hold misconceptions regarding God’s love? 6. How have your experiences of imperfect love from people distorted your view of God as your loving Father? 7. Consider God’s perfect love couples with His sovereignty and power. How does this combination speak to your fears? 8. In what ways can “living loved” increase your emotional and spiritual freedom? 9. In this episode, Jennifer discussed our tendency to distance ourselves from God when we’re disobedience or have disobeyed. When has this been true for you? What brought you back into a close relationship with Him again? 10. How does it feel to know that God watched you with joy? Image Credit: Getty/Ponomariova Maria
Anchored in Christ When the Storms of Life Hit – Ep. 79
November 09, 2021 - 30 min
When the storms of life hit, we don’t have to be tossed about. We can stand firm and secure in our steady and faithful anchor Jesus Christ. In this episode, Wholly Loved Jennifer Slattery and Kimi Miller talk about the importance of remaining anchored in Christ, damaging anchors we might try to hold tight to, and how to live with deeper faith and intimacy with Christ. Find Kimi: https://kimimiller.com/ http://whollyloved.com/meet-the-team Find Jennifer: https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/ Find Wholly Loved, at: https://www.WhollyLoved.com Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671 Group Discussion Questions: 1. What resonated with you most in today’s episode? 2. What are some ineffective or damaging anchors you’ve grabbed hold of? 3. What does it mean to make Jesus your anchor? 4. Jesus often uses life’s challenges to deepen our faith. When has this proven true for you? 5. What are some truths you can hold tight to the next time life feels hard or uncertain? 6. Kimi and Jennifer talked about the importance of focusing on our unique race. In what ways do you find this challenging? 7. How can focusing on someone else’s “race” increase a person’s anxiety? 8. Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before Him and we are to do the same. What are some of the joys God has set before you? 9. Consider the woman with the alabaster jar. Had you been her, what would have made it hard for you to enter the house to see Jesus? 10. What tends to keep you from pursuing Jesus, your anchor?
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