by Kerry Shook

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Courageous (2 of 2)
Series: Pinball Nation
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Josh. 1:6-9 (NIV)


• Change my focus from what I can't do to what God can do!

"Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them." Vs. 6 (NIV)

• Change my focus from my problem to God's power!

"Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Vs. 9b (NIV)

• 2 Tim. 1:7 (NLT)


"Remember the command that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: 'The LORD your God is giving you rest and has granted you this land.'" Vs. 13 (NIV)


You can be seated and welcome to Woodlands Church. We are so glad you are here. If you are a guest with us, we are especially glad you are here. Our service today is not the usual service because today we do remember. We remember the day ten years ago that changed all of our lives forever as unspeakable acts of violence were carried out against our nation and terrorist attacks that were the worst in U.S. history. We remember the fallen. We remember that day, but we also remembered what real courage really is. We remembered the definition of courage. That the real heroes weren't the sports stars and the celebrities, but just ordinary people who serve us each an every day as we saw on 9/11/2011. So many ordinary people who gave their lives to save others, like Todd Beamer and the other passengers on United Flight 93 that fought back and they attacks the terrorists and charged the cockpit and kept the plane from crashing into the capital building. Overcoming great fear and performing extraordinary acts of courage. We are in this series that I am calling "Pinball". As we have been looking how to live our lives by priorities rather than by getting bounced around like a pinball by our problems and pressures and stresses and fears, so I think it is only appropriate that we conclude the series today by looking at how to live a courageous and purposeful life even in the face of great barriers and problems, because for most of us it is our problems that derail us from god purpose. It is the problems and pressures that come into our lives each and every day that bounce us around like a pinball rather than being true and taking a courageous stand to follow God's purpose and His priorities for our lives. We are going to look at a guy in the Old Testament today whose name was Joshua and he was facing a tremendous challenge. Moses, the greater leader of the Israelites, had just died and Joshua didn't have time to mourn his mentor, his dear friend because he was now in charge and he was supposed to lead the Israelites into the promise land. Joshua was facing tremendous pressure.
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