Sunday Preview ~ Mark Buckley

October 10, 2013

There is a vital characteristic that enables believers to overcome obstacles and be fruitful. It is not discussed in churches very often. It was present in David when he faced Goliath. It was present in Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego when they were thrown into the fiery furnace. It was present in Daniel when he defied the king’s edict and was thrown into the lion’s den. Joshua was told by the Lord four times that this would be essential for his success in leading Israel. It was the characteristic that caused the religious leaders in Jerusalem to marvel when they saw it in Peter and John. It will be the focus of my message to Living Streams this Sunday.

My message from Acts 4:1-13 is called, “The Courage of a Radical Disciple.” We need courage when being a faithful disciple leads us into conflicts. We need courage to obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit. We need courage to share our faith with nonbelievers. We need courage to invest the gifts and talents the Lord has given us. Without courage we are like the man in Matthew 25 who buried his talent because he was afraid he would lose it. That man was rebuked by the Lord and cast out of the Kingdom. I’m looking forward to sharing this message and I hope you have grace to receive it

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