Be Strong & Courageous Conversation Starters
What stood out to you in Trish’s sermon? (Missed it? Try VancouverChurch.org/sermons)
What’s are some strange phobias you’ve heard of? Do you have any funny fears?
Read Joshua 1:1-10. What stands out to you in this passage? Which words and concepts are most repeated? What are the main themes?
Share your thoughts on these quotes. “Enemy occupied territory, that’s what the world is’. (C.S. Lewis) “If we believe that man is made in the image of God, then we would do well to remember that ‘the LORD is a warrior…’ (Ex. 15:3). God is a warrior; man is a warrior” (John Eldridge)
What are the most common battles that take place inside your own head and heart?
What battle are you facing right now? What kind of strength and courage do you need to fight that battle well?
What promises are in this passage, and how does it speak to your current battle? “God has said, ‘I will never fail you nor forsake you.’ So, we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
Which of the following points do you most need to focus on in your pursuit of strength and courage right now?
• Stay in His Word
• Talk to God
• Adjust your attitude
• Never give up
• Depend on God, not on yourself
Describe specifically how others can pray for you in your pursuit of strength and courage from the Lord. Before you pray, be sure you make space for few moments of silence, listening for any thoughts that may be the Holy Spirit guiding you in prayer.