A Life of Courage

Sometimes it’s hard to be courageous - to do something that’s unfamiliar or scary. It takes boldness and faith to believe that something (or someone) is going to get us through a difficult situation. In the Bible, there are countless stories of people who faced impossible challenges in their lives, yet were able to overcome them because of their faith in God. This guide focuses on six people who were courageous for God: Samuel, Joshua, Esther, Mary, John, and Stephen. You’ll spend a week with each of these people, take closer looks at their situations, and discover the unique ways they all stepped out in faith. Although they all were focused on serving God, the way they went about it was very different. In addition to learning about what they did, you’ll also learn about how God helped them. Not one of these people were perfect, but they faced life with a trust in God that was greater than their circumstances.

Inside The Guide

Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.

Samuel: Speaking for God

Samuel's dedication to God caused him to have favor with God and others. How are dedication to God and favor with others connected?

Joshua: Leading for God

What can I learn from Joshua's characteristics and qualities that caused him to be chosen as a leader for God?

Esther: Chosen by God

Esther was taken from her home to live with strangers; but she still won favor from those over her. How can I make a better impression with those who are over me?

Mary: Sacrificed for God

Mary might have been scared, but she was clear that this was a calling by God. What in my life makes me scared but I know is a calling by God?

John the Baptist: Prepared for God

John the Baptist knew the purpose for his life. How can I better know the purpose for my life?

Stephen: Martyred for God

Even after doing miracles, people were against Stephen. What does this say about expecting opposition when God is doing great things throughout my life?

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