Sermons / Sundays at First Church

Resilience

Guest Pastor Dave Izenbart brings a great message this morning about the challenges Christians face, but how we can rely on God for resilience in the midst of turmoil!

February 19, 2023 | Dave Izenbart

Discussion Questions
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Reflect on What You’ve Heard

  1. There is so much to be grateful for, what are you most thankful for today?
  1. What would you say is the biggest challenge we face in our culture today? If you are comfortable, share one personal challenge you are wrestling with right now.
  1. What is your understanding of resilience and why is it so important today?
  1. Read Philippians 4:10-13; 19…  How might you describe resilience based on this scripture? How might this be different from what our culture might teach?
  1. This week’s message emphasized three primary ways we can grow in Jesus and resilience:  1) resilience is imparted and can be learned, 2) resilience is letting go – giving our burdens to Jesus, and  3) Resilience is receiving Jesus’ peace and healing.  Which speaks most clearly to you today?
  1. What area of challenge in your life, family or work do you most need these words? Take some time to share these and pray for each other.