God is Our Peace: The Coronavirus Fear
March 22, 2020 / 6:
God is our Peace
The Coronavirus Fear
How big is your God?
Gideon was the fifth judge over Israel and while he was collecting wheat and hiding it from the enemy, an angel came to him and asked him to take on the task of overthrowing the Midianites. Gideon was able to face his fear and overcame it – but only with God’s help. As he learned to trust his big God, he became a man of impressive courage.
- A test from God
God often chooses the weak to .
When there’s no way for me to do it on my own, God and I become an .
True humility is discovering who God is and being available to be used for .
“Humility is not thinking less and less about myself but more and more about Jesus.”
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis
- Gideon’s first test
Gideon’s faith in God was so .
- Gideon’s second test
The most important issue isn’t how much faith you have, but who or what is the .
- The lesson: !
Courage doesn’t mean we are fearless; it means we’re afraid but we .
God says, “You don’t have to live .”
God is in control and .
God doesn’t love your suffering, .
Everything that happens to you is filled with .
Philippians 4:6, 7
Nobody else but Jesus can give this strength and this peace.
Memory verse: “It is all right,” the Lord replied. “Do not be afraid . . …” Judges 6:23
Read Judges 6. What message did the prophet bring to Israel from the Lord? See Judges 6:8-10.
According to 6:15, how did Gideon respond to the challenge of the Lord?
Read Judges 6. What miracle did the angel of the Lord perform for Gideon? Why? See 6:17-21.
How did Gideon react to the miracle the angel performed in Judges 6:22-24?
Read Judges 6. Reread 6:38 and 40. How did the Lord show His patience and love to Gideon?
In what ways has the Lord reassured you that you were doing what was right?
Read Judges 7. When have you ever been part of an amazing or unlikely victory?
What did the Lord tell Gideon to do in 7:2, 3?
Reread 7:9-15. What did the Lord do to encourage Gideon?
Read Judges 7. What miracle did the Lord do on behalf of Israel according to 7:22?
How should a Christian’s perspective of life’s challenges be different from a nonbeliever’s?
Read Judges 7. What difficult situation are you facing right now?
What specifically can you do to depend on the Lord for help?