For Such a Time as This
Courage is Grounded by Confidence!
Be Confident in God’s Purpose!
Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Be Confident in God’s Presence!
Hebrews 13:5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Psalm 139:7-10 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
Be Confident in God’s Sovereignty!
Revelation 19:6 Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
Courage is Fueled by Love!
Love for Others!
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
Love for Truth!
I Corinthians 13:6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
Courage is Inspired by Faith!
Courage inspired by faith takes a Bold Risk!
Matthew 10:32 “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.
Luke 12:4-5 4 “I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!
Courage inspired by faith pleases God!
Romans 11:20 Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear;
II Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight—
Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.