February 11, 2018 “ALL IN Courage”
We all know about David’s confrontation with Goliath, and we’re inspired by his courage. But David also stood up to the put downs from his older brother and he withstood the pressure from the king to do something he was not comfortable doing. Courage can mean facing giants that threaten us or those we love, but courage can also involve pushing back against unhealthy family systems or stepping out of the trap to conform to someone else’s expectations. Following Jesus takes courage. Jesus died not to make us comfortable, but dangerously effective. Where do we need to have the courage to be brave and step out?