What do they say to you as you dare to care?
Go & Do Likewise
Read Luke 22:7-53, the account of Jesus preparing to offer His life as a sacrifice for us.
What were the steps forward that you see Jesus taking?
What were the challenges confronting him?
How did he prepare Himself for these challenges?
What lessons can you take away from Jesus' experience?
Read 1 John 4:9-11. How do you see God's love in this passage?
Why is it important for us to realize that our love is the result of and the fruit of God's love for us?
How does that help you dare to care?
What does the exhortation in verse 11 say to you
Read Joshua 3, the account of Joshua leading Israel across the Jordan River.
How did Joshua prepare himself and the people of Israel for the unknown that lay before them?
How can you prepare yourself to takes steps forward when confronted with challenge and calling?
Read Exodus 4, the account of Moses' call and return to Egypt. Identify the verses in which you see challenge.
What were the fears confronting Moses?
How did he respond to the challenges and fears? Is there a recurring 'fear' that raises its head when you are challenged? (It may be masked as a 'concern' or 'worry.')
Read Genesis 12, the account of Abram's call.
In this chapter, we see Abram confronted with several daring challenges. What are those challenges?
Where did he dare to trust in God and where did he fail to trust?