Faith Over Fear
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Strength to Thrive Despite Opposition

November 13, 2023
00:00 28:35
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How we respond to opposition today greatly impacts how we’ll respond to the opposition we’ll face tomorrow. Will we become adept at quitting or stronger in perseverance? And when, in a season of weakness and fatigue, we quit—for a time, Scripture assures us it’s never too late to begin again.

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Resource mentioned: Growing a Joyful Heart: Devotions of Accepting God's Gifts for Abundant Living from Joy Givers Past, Present and Future by Karen Whiting and Pam Farrel

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Discussion/Reflective Questions:

  1. What resonated with you most in today's episode?
  2. What are some truths you can hold on to when facing opposition?
  3. How are you intentionally increasing your perseverance?
  4. How might how you have (or have not) processed past "failures" impact your response to today or future opposition?
  5. Why might it be important to remain anchored in grace (rather than becoming consumed with guilt) when in the rebuilding phase?
  6. When have you witnessed God rebuilding something that you or others had thought was beyond repair?
  7. What did that experience reveal regarding God's heart?
  8. What is one action step God might be encouraging you to take, 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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