Posts with the tag “courageous”

Finding Purpose in the Hard Times
by Ed Newton on April 14th, 2024
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28   Life isn't always a smooth journey on a straight path. Sometimes, it feels more like a winding road full of twists and turns, ups and downs. And let's be honest—those rough patches, those difficult circumstances, they're not exactly what we signed up for, ri...  Read More
Courageous Obedience
by Ed Newton on November 12th, 2023
"Again the Israelites cried out to the Lord, and he gave them a deliverer—Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite." - Judges 3:15   In the book of Judges, we encounter the story of King Ehud, a man known for his unusual trait: he was left-handed. But it wasn't just his physical attribute that set him apart; it was his courageous obedience to God's call that made him a hero. Ehud liv...  Read More
A Model of Courageous Leadership
by Ed Newton on October 22nd, 2023
"The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war. The Lord gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him." - Judges 3:10   In the book of Judges, we encounter a man named Othniel, whose life and leadership offer us valuable insights that we all can learn from. Othniel's story teaches us about the power of courage and faith...  Read More
The Courage You Need
by Ed Newton on April 9th, 2023
“And with that he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’” - John 20:22  Is fear holding you back? Has God given you a dream or a purpose you know you must fulfill, but you just keep putting it off because of fear? Unfortunately, fear is often the strongest handicap that keeps people from achieving their dreams and goals. As a believer, one of the best feelings in the world is when y...  Read More
He’s Got You
by Ed Newton on February 25th, 2023
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9  If you really want to be different and show others the love of Christ, you should put them above yourselves. That is what God has commanded us to do. Yet, unfortunately, so few people actually follow through with that command. We live ...  Read More

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