Date: MARCH 21, 2021

COURAGEOUS FEAR

1 Samuel 17:45-46

SERMON NOTES--Pastor Brent Smith

Acts 4:23-27

COURAGE COMES FROM GOD

John 14:1-3

  • Serving God requires courage
  • Obeying God is the best example of courage (Proverbs 1:7)
  • The disciples had the courage to tell the truth
  • The disciples had the courage to stand by their covictions

The problem with most leaders today is they don't stand for anything.  Leadership implies movement toward something and convictions provide that direction.--Don Shula

  • The disciples had courage while facing opposition 
  • The disciples had the courage to speak for Christ (Colossians 3:9-10)

COURAGE IS OBTAINED THROUGH GOD'S ENABLEMENT

Acts 4:29-30

  • God knows your problems (Acts 4:29)
  • Ask God to give you courage and confidence (Acts 4:29)
  • Believe God's power will make a difference (Acts 4:30)

Whatever you do, you need courage.  Whatever you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you, you are wrong.  There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right.  To map out a course of action and follow it to an end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs.  Peace has its victories, but it takes brave souls to win them.--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mark 10:15

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