Live It: October Challenge

This month’s theme verse:

“God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” — 2 Timothy 1:7

Talk About It

Sadie Robertson discusses how you can overcome fear to live your faith…

Sadie Robertson discusses that scary “moment right before” an amazing skydiving experience — the moment when doubt and fear entered her mind seconds before a joyous experience revealed beautiful horizons. How does that compare to fears you’ve experienced right before you’ve stepped out in faith to obey God’s leading or share truth with a friend? Take a moment to share with your friends or family some of those “just before” moments you’ve experienced.

Sadie also talks about how God “took away the power of fear” in her life and replaced it with “the power of a sound mind” — referencing 2 Timothy 1:7: “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” How have you personally experienced the truth of this verse in your own life? With friends or family, share some of the fears that you believe God is speaking to you about and challenging you to let go of and take a leap of faith. Pray together for God to continue working in your hearts to remove fears and empower you to share His truth and love.

Challenge

This month, we’re challenging students to share a favorite Bible verse with a friend who is struggling with their faith or going through a difficult time.

We’re also challenging your family to invite someone who has religious beliefs you’re not sure about to go to church or a Bible study with you, or have dinner at your home.

Share Your Experience with Us

Share with us — and other challenge participants — what happened! Using the tag @BringYourBible, take a moment to post your experience with this challenge on Facebook or Instagram. You can also share a picture of a verse or prayer that you shared or inspired your family to take this challenge (please make sure your post is set to ‘public’ when you tag us). We want to hear from you!

Additional Resources

Watch: Help Your Young Adult Be Brave — a Discussion with Sadie Robertson

Read: Facing the Fear — Does Your Teen Function Out of Faith or Fear?

For Kids: Even the Sparrows — Devotion from Focus on the Family Clubhouse® magazine

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