Saturday, November 19, 2022, 00:43 am

As believers, courage helps us to have faith and become willing to obey God. Courage empowers us to take risks, such as going on a dangerous mission or speaking out against injustice. 

In part 1 of this series, we explored two major ways to become courageous. One, by knowing that God is with you, and through faith. 

How can believers gain courage? 

This blog post will continue looking at more ways to gain courage as a Christian.  

1. Through forgiveness and righteousness

  • The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1)
  • Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven (Matthew 9:2)

2. Through hope and trust in God

  • Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold (2 Cor 3:12)
  • Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord (Psalms 31:24)

3. Through being filled with the Holy Spirit

  • And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31)

4. Through knowing that the one in you and with you is greater

  • You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)
  • Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him.  With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

5. Through prayer

  • For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love…( Ephesians 3:14-17)
  • In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul (Psalms 138:3)

6. Through the testimonies of other believers

  • …and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much bolder to speak the word without fear (Philippians 1:14)
  • And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (Revelation 12:11) 
  • Therefore comfort (encourage or build one another up) each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11) 

Do you feel hopeless and need encouragement? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Saturday, November 19, 2022, 00:43 am

As believers, courage helps us to have faith and become willing to obey God. Courage empowers us to take risks, such as going on a dangerous mission or speaking out against injustice. 

In part 1 of this series, we explored two major ways to become courageous. One, by knowing that God is with you, and through faith. 

How can believers gain courage? 

This blog post will continue looking at more ways to gain courage as a Christian.  

1. Through forgiveness and righteousness

  • The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1)
  • Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven (Matthew 9:2)

2. Through hope and trust in God

  • Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold (2 Cor 3:12)
  • Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord (Psalms 31:24)

3. Through being filled with the Holy Spirit

  • And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31)

4. Through knowing that the one in you and with you is greater

  • You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)
  • Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him.  With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

5. Through prayer

  • For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love…( Ephesians 3:14-17)
  • In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul (Psalms 138:3)

6. Through the testimonies of other believers

  • …and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much bolder to speak the word without fear (Philippians 1:14)
  • And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (Revelation 12:11) 
  • Therefore comfort (encourage or build one another up) each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11) 

Do you feel hopeless and need encouragement? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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Saturday, November 19, 2022, 00:43 am

As believers, courage helps us to have faith and become willing to obey God. Courage empowers us to take risks, such as going on a dangerous mission or speaking out against injustice. 

In part 1 of this series, we explored two major ways to become courageous. One, by knowing that God is with you, and through faith. 

How can believers gain courage? 

This blog post will continue looking at more ways to gain courage as a Christian.  

1. Through forgiveness and righteousness

  • The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1)
  • Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven (Matthew 9:2)

2. Through hope and trust in God

  • Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold (2 Cor 3:12)
  • Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord (Psalms 31:24)

3. Through being filled with the Holy Spirit

  • And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31)

4. Through knowing that the one in you and with you is greater

  • You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)
  • Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him.  With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

5. Through prayer

  • For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love…( Ephesians 3:14-17)
  • In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul (Psalms 138:3)

6. Through the testimonies of other believers

  • …and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much bolder to speak the word without fear (Philippians 1:14)
  • And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death (Revelation 12:11) 
  • Therefore comfort (encourage or build one another up) each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11) 

Do you feel hopeless and need encouragement? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page.


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