When was the last time you flinched? Fear is a reflex mechanism God designed in us to get our attention, and even save us. But it isn’t meant to stay. God’s promises are meant to stay, and to lead your fears.

Notes And Next Steps

1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 + Part 1 of the series “Tomorrowland"

Fear is an incredible servant, but a horrible master.

… turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God. (1 Thessalonians 1:9)

You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 1:6)

And so you became a model to all the believers … your faith in God has become known everywhere. (1 Thessalonians 1:7,8)

What’s your way of operating? Don’t let fear lead the way, but program it.


    1. Who are your mentors? Let’s give them a shout out this morning. And thank God for them in prayer.
    2. Read 1 Corinthians 11:1,2. The only kind of person who can say this is a person whose faith leads their fears. Why?
    3. Take some notes about the background of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. What is one insight you find helpful?
    4. When should CrossLife reopen for Sunday worship in person? Reaction vs. Response