Goliath Must Fall Session 2 – Fear Must Fall

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”
– Isaiah 43: 1-3

Again and again in the Bible we are told not to fear. The repetition is necessary because fear and its cousins – worry, stress, and terror – are bigger in our world and our individual realities than any other giant we face. Just as Goliath taunted the Israelites day after day, the giant of fear taunts us each day, telling us that terrible things are going to happen to us and there’s nothing we can do about them.

“Fear is the number one way the enemy can steal the glory of God in our lives”. -Louie Giglio

Yet as we learned in session one, the giant of fear is dead, though it can still be deadly. Jesus’ resurrection shows us that God has power even over death itself and there is nothing that we will ever face that he cannot overcome. We show the world that we serve an all-powerful God when we refuse to give in to fear, when we choose to trust that Jesus has overthrown this giant. In this session, we’ll learn concrete steps we can take to develop a deep trust in Jesus.

Be sure to watch the video below:

If you would like to buy Pastor Louie’s book “Goliath Must Fall” or the study guide please do so, but not required for this online study.  For those who have bought the books you can follow along:

Goliath Must Fall Study Guide, pp. 27-42; Optional reading: Goliath Must Fall book, Ch. 3

If you have questions or comments about this current study please email me at: Jonathan@lifefellowshipch.com