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Joshua 1: 9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithsoever thou goest.�

The Virtue of Courage


Courage Defined

The ability to face physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death. To act righteously in the face of popular opposition, shame or discouragement. Š2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Christ Is Our Example

His works & sacrifice on earth exemplify courage Christ faced opposition while teaching & healing The Pharisees & leaders sought to take his life He stood up for the truth no matter the hardship Ultimately Christ did die for his people & the truth ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Examples of Christ’s Courage

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Standing Up for the Truth Against Man

“My house shall be called the house of prayer…” Matthew 21: 12-13 The House of God is used exclusively to worship God We must defend the House of God to ensure that only his will

is done

By defending God’s house offenses & separation will occur ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Standing Up for the Truth Against Man

 “Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your

tradition”

 Matthew 15: 1-14  The Pharisees placed their traditions above the laws of

God

 Christ advocated the keeping of God’s laws above all else ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Standing Up for the Truth Against Man

 Today the sons of men place their own traditions above

the laws of God

• Christmas and other pagan holidays • Worshipping on Sunday

 Despite the trends & traditions of this world we must

always obey and stand up for God’s law

 By doing this we will face persecution and trials ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Matthew 10: 28

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Standing Up for the Truth Against Satan

 Matthew 4: 1-11  Christ was tempted 3 times by Satan  He was fasting & physically in a weakened state  He did not use his power to defeat Satan  Instead he used his spiritual strength and the word of

God to stand up against Satan ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Standing Up for the Truth Against Satan

 Christ showed his children that we can use the word of

God as a weapon

 We need courage & will power to stand against the forces

of Satan

 Satan is more powerful than us & uses intimidation tactics

to persuade us to transgress the law

 The word of God is our armor (Ephesians 6: 12-17) ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Christ Sacrificed His Life

 The most courageous act Christ performed was sacrificing

his life

 Being in the flesh he too experienced fear & sorrow before

his death (Matthew 26: 38-39)

 He did not let his emotions prevent him from obeying his

Father

 He was scorned, mocked & suffered a horrible death ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Christ Sacrificed His Life

 There are many people who have and will sacrifice their

lives for the word of God

 These individuals drink of the same cup of Christ  We might not all have to die but we have our cups & they

are bitter to taste

 We must maintain courage to drink of our cups willingly

to gain salvation

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Closing Remarks & Scriptures

 “Enter ye in at the strait gate…”  Matthew 7: 13-14  Strait: a condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress;

difficulty; poverty; perplexity

 Looking at this term we see we have a difficult path to

walk & require the virtue of courage to continue our journey ©2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


Presentation by: Elisabeth C. Pointer

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For questions regarding this presentation please contact us via email at info@householdofisrael.org or by phone at 219.949.9308 Š2011 Household Of Israel Temple Of Jesus Christ. All Rights Reserved


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The Virtue of Courage  

With courage we are able to overcome our tribulations, fears and face our adversary, which is Satan.

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