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Standing Firm with Courage

The good news is that we can turn around and change directions. We can turn away from our prideful, arrogant, and self-sufficient ways that have crept into our lives. We can repent, draw near to Him and enter the Kingdom.

The Courage to Fight the Enemy

Pastor Jake Spencer did an awesome job this past Sunday as we continued in our study of Courage from the book of Joshua. Jake spoke about how we need to face not just our fear, but also our flesh as we fight the battle with courage. Nehemiah understood what it meant to fight with courage […] Continue reading…

Don’t Wind up Holding the Bag

I love The Message translation of Luke 9:26. Jesus said, “Risk your life and get more than you ever dreamed of. Play it safe and end up holding the bag.”   He’s saying that if we risk our life and we’ll get more than we ever dreamed of—that is Rahab’s story. That is Queen Esther’s […] Continue reading…

The Courage of Rahab

The book of Joshua introduces us to Rahab. She lived in walls of the city of Jericho, was a prostitute and an inn keeper. When we read about this woman, however, we find that she is without question a beautiful example of someone of courage, faith and risk. She took tremendous risk: She lied to […] Continue reading…

Supreme Act of Courage

Over the last few weeks I’ve been sharing about courage. Using Joshua as our main text we’ve just begun to discover what courage is and means to us. As we look ahead to this weekend, let me say that nothing compares to the courage of Jesus Christ and the boldness of what He did for […] Continue reading…

Tested Virtues

I love this quote from C.S. Lewis. He points out, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues but it is the form of every virtue at the testing point.” What he’s saying, and he’s right, is that every virtue that we stand for is going to be tested. Faith, joy, hope,love (the fruit of […] Continue reading…

Our Source of Courage

In my last post I shared that I fully believe courage to be a vanishing virtue. Our society doesn’t value it in most cases and we, as Christians, need to do something different. We need to take a look at ourselves and the legacy of courage we have and stand up for what we believe. […] Continue reading…

The Vanishing Virtue

It seems that courage is a vanishing virtue. Not simply in the church, but everywhere we look, courage is something that’s taking a back seat. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, in a Harvard Commencement address in 1978 said, “A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The […] Continue reading…

Courage, Not Comfort

Scripture never tells us that God wants us to be comfortable. He says, “I want you to be at rest“. But, there is a difference. Comfort is just kind of sitting in a deck chair waiting for someone to meet our needs. Rest is finding our place in God where we understand that it doesn’t […] Continue reading…

Our Legacy of Courage

The Scriptures are filled with people of courage and courageous actions. We can sit back and admire them; however, it’s much better and more important for us to passionately imitate them. Jesus shows unbelievable courage in the Garden of Gethsemane. Here’s the man, Jesus, knowing what lies ahead, feeling the pain and distress, yet pushing […] Continue reading…

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