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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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Courage This children's sermon resource highlights the children's story, "Courage," which explores and celebrates many kinds of courage. Resource type: Children's Sermon | Source: Storypath | Author: Edye Bender 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: In the Meantime | Author: David J. Lose 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. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Robert Siegel Prayer for Courage A prayer for the courage to "be a revolutionary" not bound to the world but freely able to bring about true change on earth as Jesus did, rich in the real world of the kingdom. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst Opening Prayer: Refuge and Courage This is an opening prayer inspired by Psalm 32 that finds God as refuge and courage. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship What Shape, Courage? An article on courage that "cuts across racial, cultural, and national boundaries." Our lives and our faith demand this courage, and we must turn to Jesus who gives it. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Robert Darden 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Elaine Wilder An Advent Prayer for Courage This is an advent prayer for courage to hope in the face of materialism, holiday tension, and false expectations. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Ann Siddall Unafraid: Living with Courage in Uncertain Times In a time of widespread fear and anxiety, this article offers four techniques for increasing our capacity to live with courage and hope: face fears, examine assumptions, attack with action, and release to God. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Adam Hamilton A Time for Courage We live in uncertain times requiring courage, perseverance, and hope. The church must respond by pouring far more energy into building church communities in which children are educated in the faith. Resource type: Article | Source: Plough | Author: Peter Mommsen 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. Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: Edith Sinclair Downing Full Text Hymns on Courage Give Us Courage, LordPD
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Way of Courage, Way of Grace Jan Richardson reflects on Palm Sunday as a time to move forward intentionally with courage and grace toward a threatening future. She offers her imageĀ "The Way of Blessing Shall Become Our Own Way." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Painted Prayerbook | Author: Jan Richardson What is Courage? John R. Gunn discusses what courage is, and encourages us to maintain our courage in life. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Day1 | Author: John R. Gunn Sending and Benediction: Courage, Compassion, and Common Sense This is a closing commission and benediction inspired by Luke 12:32-40 that offers a blessing of courage, compassion, and common sense. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Bruce Prewer The Courage to Tell the Truth The details of a sexual abuse scandal at Vienna Presbyterian Church have come to light. In this entry, Carol Howard Merritt expresses her deep gratitude to the victims who mustered the courage to tell the truth. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Carol Howard Merritt A Light That Shines ; Take Courage This album from the Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project was recorded by Rosie Wallace in 1963, with the songs A Light That Shines and Take Courage. Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project | Author: Rosie Wallace The Difference Between Courage and Fear An illustration by James P. Moore sharing a quote on courage, appropriate for 1 Corinthians 16:13, 1 Chronicles 28:20, and Joshua 1:6-9. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: James P. Moore Vocational Courage and Renewal: An Interview with Parker Palmer In this interview, Parker Palmer shares his thoughts and meditations on the education system, educators, integrity, identity, courage, and renewal. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling Prevenient courage In this article, Marilynne Robinson says that mainline churches remain radical institutions at their core but lost their courage after the Civil War. What people need in this culture is truthfulness, dignity, and aesthetic quality. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Marilynne Robinson
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