A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Courage and Vulnerability
Reflecting on Luke 13:31-35 and Jesus, David Lose writes that it is our vulnerability that spurs our courage and nourishes our strength simply because you can and will do things for those you love.
The Whisper of Courage
Elaine Wilder preaches on Psalm 139 and calls us to accept the unconditional love of God for us, and to work towards embodying God's love day in and day out as a supreme act of courage.
This children's sermon resource highlights the children's story, "Courage," which explores and celebrates many kinds of courage.
Courage in a High Calling
At times we can feel stuck or bored or weighed down by the drudgery that is part of any job. Continuing at these times demands the ordinary courage of persistence.
Strength, Courage and Trust
A commentary on Ephesians 6:10 for Youth Day in the African American Lectionary. Tyrone McGowan focuses on the strength, courage, and trust that inform our community formation to ensure our young people have a bright future....
Grant Us Courage
Carolyn Brown highlights some themes in these texts for children: courage in Haggai 1:15-2:9 and life after death in Luke 20:27-38. She also shares a dramatic reading of Psalm 145 and Psalm 98.
Reflections on Christian Courage
The kind of courage that Christians living in relatively secure circumstances are likely to need these days is courage in honoring moral prohibitions, regardless of the consequences that anyone might hope to gain by doing them.
In this video and transcript, author, Marilynne Robinson, says that mainline churches remain radical institutions at their core but lost their courage after the Civil War. What people need today is truthfulness, dignity, and aesthetic quality....
Marilynne Robinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Gilead”, says mainline churches remain radical institutions at their core but lost their courage after the Civil War.
Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent
During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs
The Courage to Proclaim
As the hope of the Christian message is increasingly viewed with doubt and suspicion, and as the darkness increases, now is the time for greater courage to proclaim Jesus as the light of the world.
Full Text Hymns on Courage
Courage, my soul! while God is nearPD
Give Us Courage, LordPD
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Faith and Courage
In this sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, Arthur Landwehr explores the transition of the Corinthian church from libertine-ism to faithful Christianity. The key? Courage.
A commentary on Amos 5:18-24 that focuses on celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and his courage and sacrifice.
When Hope and Courage are Born
Kristin Huffman relates an experience to illustrate drawing hope and courage from God's presence and love. It could be used for passages such as Isaiah 41:10, 43:1-2.
The Courage to Ask
"Many of us don’t speak up. ...because who will listen?...we stay silent. For ourselves. For others. In shame. In guilt. Someone else will say something, right?" Karoline Lewis reflects on John 20:19-31, thanking Thomas for his...
Unafraid: Living with Courage in Uncertain Times
In this interview, Adam Hamilton addresses the widespread symptom of fear and anxiety, offering four techniques for increasing courage and hope in our lives: face fears, examine assumptions, attack with action, and release to God.
Learning About Faith and Courage in a Family-Friendly Service
Juxtaposing Abraham with Nicodemus, Carolyn Brown's children's sermon notes draw on Genesis 12:1-4a, Psalm 121, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, and John 3:1-17 to discuss the courage involved with stepping out in faith and God's love for us.
Bible Study on Taking Courage, Joyful Song, Anxiety Allievation and the Resurrection
In this Bible Study involving themes of courage, joyful song, comfort and resurrection, Leigh M Kern comments on Haggai 1:15b-2:9, Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22 or Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Luke 20:27-38 and Haggai 1:15b-2:9.
With Courage Tamar Acted
This hymn "With Courage Tamar Acted" by Edith Sinclair Downing is based on the story of Tamar and Judah in Genesis 38:12-30.The recommended tune is NYLAND.