Courage: One Person with Courage is a Majority (Acts 4:10-13)
In Acts 4 we see courage on display in the life of Peter and John. These two leaders wer thrown in jail for preaching and performing a miracle (vv. 1-4). When their captors ask about their ministry, Peter boldly asserts that the name of Jesus, not their own talent, had healed the man (v. 10). He also explains that salvation comes through no other name (v.12). What accounted for this boldness? Not education, but his experience with Jesus (v. 13)
We all need courage to:
- Seek the truth – you never find yourself until we face the truth.
- Change – courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Express convictions – convictions help us to stand alone. The test of courage comes when we’re in the minority.
- Overcome obstacles. Expect trouble. Project courage.
- Learn and grow – you haven’t learned until you step out, take a risk and do something new.
- Take the high road – there is no traffic jam on the second mile.