A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Courage to Follow, Courage to Lead
This article offers fifteen Scripture passages that share a sense of urgency and conviction great enough to overcome fear to use when encouraging a congregation to follow through on difficult convictions.
A commentary on Amos 5:18-24 that focuses on celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and his courage and sacrifice.
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.
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....
Blessed to Be a Blessing
Alyce McKenzie observes that when Jesus restored a leper to wholeness (Mark 1:40-45), the man disobeyed Jesus’ order not to tell anyone. He was the first of many in Mark's gospel who failed to obey Jesus.
Power Made Perfect in Weakness
Reflecting on 2 Corinthians 12:9, Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung discusses the meaning of courage, not as relying on our own strength, but as relying on God's power that is "made perfect in weakness."
This children's sermon resource highlights the children's story, "Courage," which explores and celebrates many kinds of courage.
Power Made Perfect in Weakness
This study guide by Robert B. Krushwitz on 2 Corinthians 12:7b-10 explores the relationship between courage and suffering. Contrasting Jesus with Achilles, Krushwitz suggests that Christ-like courage is a virtue that endures suffering through God's power....
History of Hymns: “Out of the Depths I Cry to You”
This offers background and commentary on Martin Luther's (1483-1546) hymn, "Out of the Depths I Cry to You,” which is based on Psalm 130.
The Courage of Jesus
Reflecting what Jesus has done on the cross and the resurrection, Michael Frost shares about the courage and sacrifice of Jesus which brought a new life.
Full Text Hymns on Courage
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"One of the most important, difficult, and neglected obligations we owe to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ is mutual correction." An article exploring the courage we need to truly be good friends.
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.
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.
Practical worship planning notes, a call to worship, a responsive litany, and music suggestions for a Contemporary Heroes and Heroines Day worship service that celebrates courageous acts in the community.
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...
The Virtues for Dying Well
Focusing on the paradigmatic significance of the death of Jesus, this study God emphasizes faith, hope, love, humility, serenity, and courage as we commend our lives and our deaths into the hands of a living God.
Courage to Speak the Truth
In this video, Alan Story reflects on where preachers find the courage and payer to preach the truth in love in their congregations.
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.