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COURAGE Character Trait Chapel November Trait Created by E. Van De Kerk
Courage: A Lesson from the Life of David 1 Samuel 17
What is courage? WILLINGNESS TO TAKE A RISK. 1. PHYSICAL COURAGE: being willing to put your physical well-being at risk to accomplish a mission. EXAMPLES: Saving Private Ryan (or other similar movies) show soldiers bravely facing bullets for their country no matter what the cost.
PHYSICAL COURAGE Those currently serving our country in Iraq and other foreign countries.
2. GODLY COURAGE: having the integrity to make the right choice or do the right thing, even when it’s not popular, in honor of our Savior. EXAMPLES: Saying no to drugs (Red Ribbon Week) What is courage?
Admitting when you’ve sinned and showing that you’re truly sorry. GODLY COURAGE Refusing to go to an inappropriate movie with friends.
GODLY COURAGE Respectfully asking someone to stop misusing the name of the Lord, or asking someone to stop disobeying Him.
Godly Courage: David and Goliath 1 Samuel 17 GOLIATH *Over 9 feet tall. *Bronze helmet, leg armor, javelin *Bronze coat (weighing 125 lb.) *Spear with an iron sprearhead (weighing 15 lb.)
DAVID *Son of Jesse *Youngest of 8 *Shepherd *Takes food to his brothers Godly Courage: David and Goliath 1 Samuel 17
Valley of Elah
Godly Courage: David and Goliath 1 Samuel 17 (verse 32) “Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him.” Read through vs. 51.
And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with the sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and He will give you to us! I Samuel 17:47
David ran to the battle lines.
Why did David take on the Philistine giant Goliath? 1.Goliath had dishonored his God. 2.Goliath had dishonored his nation. 3.David was FILLED WITH GODLY COURAGE.
Godly Courage: How about you? A person filled with Godly courage does not tolerate ungodly speech and ungodly behavior…
Godly Courage: How about you? A person filled with Godly courage feels no intimidation when it comes to standing up for God…
Godly Courage: How about you? A person filled with Godly courage does not doubt the power of God when fighting the Christian fight…
A person filled with Godly courage has: The 3 NO’s No toleration for the ungodly. No intimidation when standing up for God. No doubt and completely trusts in God’s total control.