“Victorious!” Lesson #6

  “ Victorious over fear and excuses “

Intro:  What is something you really love doing when you are on a vacation?



  1. 1 Cor 15:57, Psalms 108:13  God desires for everyone of us to be victorious in all areas of our lives and in the purpose that he has for us here in this world.
    1. Gal 5:7-8  Two of the main things that hold youth back from living victorious and fulfilling Gods will for their lives are fear and excuses!
      1. Romans 1:16  Many Christian youth who know they need to evangelize, and share Jesus with others remain silent because of fear!
      2. John 8:44 The devil will also use fear to intimidate us from fulfilling Gods will by tricking us into thinking we will fail, or that we are unable to do certain things for God.
    2. James 4:17  Many youth and young adults know God is calling them to share Jesus with their friends, pray, serve God in the ministry, become leaders, start a cell group, and do something for God but they are held back by excuses!
  2. Hebrews 12:1-2 In order for us to be victorious in our lives and fulfill the purpose God has for us, we must confront our fears and get rid of every excuse that is in our way!
    1. Isaiah 41:10, 13, 2 Tim 1:7 Fear is not of God, everyone of us will face some type of fear, when we feel afraid we need to trust God, pray, read the bible and speak truth to the situation
      1. Matt 14:27-31  In order to overcome fear we must step out, confront our fears, and do exactly what the fear is trying to stop us from doing.
      2. Exodus 4:10-14  We also need to get rid of all the excuses that keep us from answering and fulfilling the will of God for our lives.
    2. Jer 29:11-13  We each have a choice to make, we can either be held back and defeated by our fears and excuses or we can trust God, confront our fears and excuses, become victorious and do something great for God in this world!  #Victorious!!!


  1. What are some of the most common fears that you feel keep youth from evangelizing and sharing their faith with others?
  2. What are some of the many excuses that hold youth back from praying, reading the bible, becoming leaders, from stepping out and from doing something great for God?
  3. Can someone share a testimony of a fear or excuse that used to hold you back that God has given you victory over?
  4. Are you personally struggling with fears and excuses that are trying to hold you back from Gods will for your life? If so what are they? Are you ready to surrender them to God tonight?


End: Pray for those who want to become victorious over the fears and excuses that are trying to  stop them, pray for those who    need to accept Jesus, then take requests.Victorious!