Summary: How Do You Sell C-O-U-R-A-G-E

Caution: Courage Required!

Joshua 1:1-9

1. The Nature Of Courage:

Top News Stories of the Century

1 1945 U.S. drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima, Nagasaki: Japan surrenders to end World War II

2 1969 American astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to walk on the moon

3 1941 Japan bombs Pearl Harbor: U.S. enters World War II

4 1903 Wilbur and Orville Wright fly the first powered airplane

5 1920 Women win the vote

6 1963 President John F. Kennedy assassinated in Dallas

7 1945 Horrors of Nazi Holocaust, concentration camps exposed

8 1914 World War I begins in Europe

9 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ends "separate but equal" school segregation

10 1929 U.S. stock market crashes: depression sets in

Caution: Faith-driven Courage Required - Fear:

- Russian Prim Min. Boris Yelstin resigned

- Y3K - City Terrorism

Eddie Rickenbacker, “doing what you’re afraid to do.

WWI ace aviator There can be no courage unless you’re scared

Mark Twain, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”

John Wayne “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

Bible Courage:- Noah, Ab, David, Peter, Israel

2. Made Necessary by the Mission (Josh 1:6)

3 .Conditioned by Obedient Following (Josh 1:7, 8)

4. Strengthened/Driven byFaith in the Power of God (Josh.1:9)


C- Continual Confidence

Joshua 1:3

Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.


O- Observe The Lord In Obedience

Joshua 1:7

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.


U- Understandingly Undefeated

Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.


R- Remember To Repent

Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

A- Act According To His Authority

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 whithersoever thou goest.

G- Grow In Grace

Joshua 1:4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

E- Enter To Enjoy

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Come to the edge

No we will fall

Come to the edge

No we will fall

They came to the edge

He pushed them and they flew