Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
This week I have been pondering the difference between faith and courage. I believe the difference is this – FAITH is believing God’s promises without being able to see them (Heb 11:1) but COURAGE is doing what we know to be right even if it costs us something. Courage is an act of our will.
For example, courage is choosing not to sleep with our non-christian boy or girlfriend. Courage is not getting drunk when our friends around us might be. Courage is standing up to, speaking out against and not supporting some of the current legislation before us in parliament (abortion, euthanasia, legalising of marijuana). Courage is defending our faith in the midst of those who want to put us down.
Being a Christian means being courageous – it is not for the faint hearted! It takes courage to be a Christian. So when the attacks, put downs, mocking and laughing come your way – be prepared – and be strong and courageous – be very strong and courageous, not turning to the left or the right.! (Joshua 1:6-7)
With love & blessings,