Sermons on Courage
David’s lack of fear wasn’t because he was such a brave man on his own. He had courage because of his intimate relationship with God. His big faith was forged in the experiences of his daily life. Trust in God allowed David to be fearless.
Joshua 1:1-9 Why Joshua should be strong and courageous:1. God’s promise2. Spiritual practices3. God’s Presence Numbers 13:16Romans 8:31-39
Galatians 3:29Hebrews 11:1-6Hebrews 11:8-10Genesis 12:1-4 It takes faith to follow God’s call. Hebrews 11:11-12Genesis 15:1-6 It takes faith to follow God’s call and hold on to your convictions. Hebrews 11:13-19 It takes faith to follow God’s call and hold on to your convictions in spite of the circumstances.
Too often it is easiest to focus on the negative things in life. We lose focus of what is most important, and we begin to focus on our circumstances. Fear can have some long-reaching consequences, as we will learn from this week’s story.
Have you ever walked into a thick fog? From the outside it looks so dense! Once you step foot inside the fog, you realize it is not what it seemed from the outside. Fear is similar. When we dissect our fears, we will discover that there is no substance to it.
The story of Esther is a the story of a young woman with great courage. She was brought up from obscurity and put into a place of influence. She faced many fearful events in her life, but she was able to face her fears and use her divine appointment for great good.