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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

The Courage to Obey God – Ep. 24

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To fully experience all God has for us, to become all He created us to be, we must obey. Often, obedience feels frightening. Obedience often comes at a cost, but disobedience costs us so much more.

Find Jennifer Slattery at:
https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesoutLoud.com
https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte
https://www.instagram.com/SlatteryJennifer

Find her ministry, Wholly Loved, at:
https://www.WhollyLoved.com

Group Discussion Questions:

1. John Piper suggests disobedience stems from disbelief. What are your thoughts regarding that statement?
2. What truths regarding God’s character, power, and presence can strengthen your courage to obey?
3. Where do you find it most challenging to obey, and why is that?
4. What fears most challenge your obedience?
5. What might disobedience cost you?
6. What truths can you hold tight to in order to counter those fears?
7. Consider someone you know who handles conflict effectively. What makes their actions most effective?
8. Consider a time in your past when God called you to obey in an area. Did you obey? What was the outcome of that situation and your obedience or disobedience?
9. Sometimes it feels as if our obedience makes situations worse. How can we stand firm on truth and righteousness during those times?
10. Pause to pray. Ask God what He wants to say to you regarding your obedience to Him.

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Mykyta Dolmatov
October 13, 2020
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Meet Your Hosts
Jennifer Slattery is an author, speaker, and ministry leader passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. Find her online at https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com.
Jodie Bailey is a Carolina girl who believes in the transformational power of the story when God is allowed to hold the pen. As an Army wife, she developed a love for serving and speaking to other Army spouses as a Protestant Women of the Chapel study leader, a Family Readiness Group leader, and an Army Family Team Building instructor. She began her writing career by creating content for PWOC’s international e100 women’s study and contributing to military family devotions and blogs. She is also a multi-published inspirational fiction author. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can stop by and say hi at http://www.jodiebailey.com.
As a writer and speaker, Shellie Arnold has published articles, written weekly devotional curriculum, taught at writers’ conferences, spoken at homeschooling events, and conducted classes, seminars, and retreats for various church groups. A home school mom of over twenty years, she knows the unique challenges stay-at-home moms face. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have, even for believers. She has three published novels: The Spindle Chair, Sticks and Stones, and Abide With Me, all of which depict the “perfect storms” in marriage - what happens when our weaknesses hit head-on, and we’re both left wondering if anything can be salvaged. Visit her at http://www.shelliearnold.com.
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