Being a Confident Coward
Delivered By
Pastor Mike Sanchez
Delivered On
June 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Acts 4:13-21
Acts of the Holy Spirit, the Unfinished Work of Jesus

From Pastor Mike's Good Morning message in the bulletin:

A noted brain surgeon, Dr. Bronson Ray, was taking a stroll when he saw a boy on a scooter smash headfirst into a tree. Realizing that the boy was seriously injured, the doctor told a bystander to call an ambulance. As he proceeded to administer first aid, a boy not much older than the injured one nudged through the crowd that had gathered and said to Dr. Ray, “I’d better take over now, sir. I’m a Boy Scout and I know first aid,”

Confidence in the face of ignorance can get us into trouble, and failure to recognize greater strength and ability makes us look foolish. The difference between being a coward or a hero isn’t what’s in us as many may think, but who’s in us. Paul the apostle said, “But he (God) said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV Yes, I know that coward is a very strong word and I am reluctant to use it. However, it’s the strength of that word paired with confidence in Christ that makes us think, In Christ this is possible. Jesus in us gives us confidence when our strength or courage fails. Wisdom is yielding to the power of Christ which gives us courage. In other words, we can run away on our own, or we can stand in Christ.

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