Episode 131 – The Journey Pt 4: It’s Not Safe

Following Jesus isn’t safe. It was never intended to be. And yet, many of us make decisions based on what’s safe, comfortable, and predictable. Paul understood that following Jesus didn’t come with those guarantees. And he accepted that because he knew Jesus wasn’t interested in safety; he was interested in faithfulness. Like Paul, we’re called to be faithful whatever the cost. Until we can identify what keeps us from following Jesus to this extent, we’ll struggle to live as faithful disciples on this journey of life.

Discussion Questions

  • What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
  • Describe a situation in your life when you intentionally chose to do something you knew would be hard because you believed so deeply that it was the faithful thing?
  • What are some of the fears that keep you from risking and potentially experiencing the fullness of life God intends for you?
  • Paul had his journeys. Jesus had the cross. What are some of the hardships you’ve endured on the journey of entering the kingdom of heaven?
  • How have those hardships shaped you into the kind of person who values faithfulness over safety?
  • How will you begin living out the truths of this teaching this week?

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  1. Margaret July 13, 2021 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    The safest place to be IS in the centre of Gods will. You step out and Satan is ready.
    There are two ways at looking at “safe” and “safety”

    • Brad Gray July 19, 2021 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Thank you for your thoughts, Margaret. As you highlighted, there are different ways to look at “safe.” As I shared in the episode, being in the center of God’s will won’t always be easy or safe. But being in the center of God’s will is the right place to be, and that’s what we should be striving for more than safety or comfort. We want to be faithful.

  2. Wesley+H+Campbell July 13, 2021 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Brother Brad, have you been following me…?!?! Thanks again!!!

    • Brad Gray July 19, 2021 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Haha! Glad this episode was helpful, Wesley.

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