Faith Over Fear
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Fear of Rejection by Association

August 15, 2023
00:00 14:37
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We've all probably experienced a situation during which we feared others would reject us. Maybe we sense God asking us to reach out to someone those in our close social circle dislikes or holds strong negative feelings against. Or, perhaps we fear someone will reject us because of our faith in Christ. Jesus and the disciples experienced rejection as well, but they also experienced something that helped take the sting out of rejection–intimacy with God the Father.  

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What resonated with you most in this episode?
  2. When was the last time you worried or struggled with what others thought about your choices, thoughts, actions, or beliefs?
  3. How has fear of rejection hindered your obedience?
  4. How has fear of rejection hindered your ability to love others freely?
  5. When you put yourself in this story (Luke 5:29-32), who do you most relate to? (Disciples, Pharisees, tax collectors) Why?
  6. How might it help to remember that God will never reject you?
  7. What is one action step God might be asking you to take after having listened to this episode? 


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Jennifer Slattery, founder of Wholly Loved Ministries, is a multi-published author, national speaker, and speaking coach passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. She is a host on Your Daily Bible Verse and Faith Over Fear. Find her online at
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Carol Ogle McCracken is a fun-loving wedding planner, speaker, Bible teacher, and author who brings to Scripture to inspire a personal, vibrant relationship with Him. Her authentic challenges faced while journeying through alcoholism, raising a child with special needs, and divorce, equip her to teach, entertain and encourage you. Carol currently serves as the Minister of Discipleship at her home church and is a Christian communicator in many different forums, large and small, and especially enjoys teaching at women’s retreats. Her book Wisdom, Where to Find It if You've Lost, Forgotten, or Never Had It was released in November 2020.
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