Sermon Thesis: The ability to be strong and courageous comes from the Lord and not from man.
I. What it means to be Strong and Courageous
hazaq = to be, grow or make strong; to prevail, have or show courage; to seize, grasp, keep hold of
emas = to be strong; to strengthen, let grow strong, make firm; to prove to be strong
Strength comes from God
1 Cor 16
The Lord is with us wherever we go
ie I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…Php 4:13
1 Cor 3:16
Things we can do to be Strong and Courageous
God’s Invitation and Plan of Salvation
ESV 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Believe and Confess -
ESV 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
ESV 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
Be Baptized -
(ESV) 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Remain Faithful -
ESV 10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer.
Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation.
Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
New to the Faith?
Have you fallen away from Faith
Need to be Restored
My Decision Today
I would like to be baptized today
I would like to renew my life to Christ
I would like to learn more about Jesus and the Bible
Questions: What are my next steps?
Come forward to be baptized
Request a Bible Study to learn more
Attend Bible Class to grow and mature
Find a place to serve others
Apply today’s lesson to my life