February 4, 2018 | Sermon by Pastor Jono
Uncommon courage is one of the most powerful attributes to have in your life because it determines your future and your destiny. The source of our uncommon courage is the Lord – Joshua 1:8 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Trust in the presence of His Promise – God’s promises are unchanging. There are 3,500 promises in scripture. Wherever you go, or do, or say, God’s got it covered – 2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God
He’s with You – Being with Jesus seems to be the catalyst for courage all the way through scripture – Acts 4:13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realised they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
Small Group Discussion
- Joshua had to overcome personal disappointment and insecurities to have operate in the “uncommon courage” God had for him. Can you relate to this? Share how you are believing God to overcome in areas of your own life and operate in ‘uncommon courage’
- Read Matthew 14:22-33 Why did Peter begin to sink after courageously walking on the water? Can you share a time when you had uncommon courage and suddenly lost it? Discuss how we can learn from Peter’s example for our own lives.
- Uncommon courage begins a lot closer to home than you think – it begins with our personal lives, the things closest to our hearts. How is God calling you to have uncommon courage in the areas closest to your heart – your relationships, your workplace, your private life.
- For uncommon courage to step into all God has for you this year
- For uncommon courage as a church to see people far from God become fully devoted followers of Christ
- Month of prayer and fasting during February
- Water baptism Sunday 25 March
- Easter Services Friday 30 March & Sunday 1 April