The Basics: Part Two | Safety
1. One of the most fundamental needs we have is for safety, both physical and emotional safety.
a. How would you define or describe emotional safety?
b. How do you know when emotional safety is absent?
c. How do you know when emotional safety exists?
2. Our best days or worst moments do not define, restrict or expand God’s love for us. Before we even knew to choose
Him, He chose us! (Ephesians 1:4 NLT Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be
holy and without fault in his eyes). We live in such as performance-based world and yet God’s love for us has
nothing to do with performance.
a. Why is this so difficult to remember day in and day out?
b. How do I live emotionally secure in God’s constant, never changing love for me, front and center in my life?
c. How would living with this kind of emotional security change our lives and the lives of people we encounter
3. If we are going to have a real impact on our family, our workplace, our community; then we must be more
concerned about expressing and representing God’s “fully know/fully loved” kind of love than about reaching our
goals and destination.
a. What can each of us do to create an emotionally safe environment at home?
b. What can each of us do to look up and see the people around us that need to experience God’s love, that
need to know God cares and loves them unconditionally.
4. How can I be a safe place for others? A place where they can find and receive God’s unconditional love.
5. What do we need to do to make Cross Timbers that kind of church? Stop and imagine that a church, a place of
safety, a place of comfort, a place of no-judgement, a place to be loved. What kind of impact would that church
have on Argyle and Denton County
Psalm 46:1 TPT God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You are a proven help in time of trouble—
more than enough and always available whenever I need you.
John 17:23 TPT Father, you live fully in me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and
the world will be convinced that you have sent me, for they will see that you love each one of them with the same
passionate love that you have for me.
Genesis 2:25 NLT Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.