This week, we begin the final section of this series where we are highlighting parts of a conference Eric Hausler did for the Presbytery of Ohio. We are thankful for the Presbytery of Ohio having this conference and allowing and encouraging us to use these shorter clips for this series. Past installments can be found here: Previous Posts
Eric called his third message at the conference, “Open My Lips,” where he took time to open up the application and examples of recognizing God’s sovereignty in our everyday encounters with people. This first post, we highlight some encouragements and in particular Eric’s encouragement for overcoming fear…fear of talking to people and fear of talking about the gospel.
In this first clip, a brief encouragement specifically for Reformed, sovereignty-loving people:
Next, digging deeper into fear and how to overcome it:
And finally, some encouraging marching orders:
Questions for Thought or Discussion:
1) How aware are you of the sovereignty of God regarding the people brought into your “everyday” life? Do you pray about it?
2) What fears do you have, specifically, about talking to people in general? And what fears about talking about the gospel? What is the root of those fears? Do you pray about those fears regularly?
3) Pick a phrase to remind yourself each day of what you are marching into….it can be Eric’s “launching into God’s sovereignty” or something of your own choosing. See if a short phrase makes you more aware of people and nudges you to be intentional and pray.