Louisville church of Christ
A Bit More Courage
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  • Louisville church of Christ
    1520 California Ave, Louisville, OH 44641, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 10:15 AM
Being a Christian is a great adventure. There are a number of different facets of this walk with JESUS, characteristics that we are to own. One of which is ... courage.
A preacher by the name of Crawford Loritts has done quite a bit of work on ... courage. He said, "Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is just a different kind of fear. If you fear GOD … more than you do others … you will always come out courageous."
The apostle Paul is a great example of Christian courage. In a time when he stood before Felix, governor of Caesarea ... he stood his ground.
Courage rests upon a clear assignment from GOD.
Courage rests upon the assurance of GOD'S presence.
Courage rests upon and is resourced by, sustained by the Word of GOD.

We learn from Joshua 1:8 that when it comes to the Word of GOD we are to:
1. Proclaim it
2. Possess it
3. Pracrtice it
From Mark Batterson's book, Play the Man. "I don't think you have to graduate summa cum laude to play the man. But you shouldn't graduate - thank the laude - either! Part of manning up is studying to "show yourself approved." And it starts with the Word of GOD. Be a man of your word, but more important, be a man of the Word."
Courage ... it is a great characeristic of the Christian. Listen to JESUS as HE asks us to do HIS will. You and I will not be able to do HIS will without courage. The more you act courageous the more courageous you will be. All for HIS glory.