Be courageous

Don’t be afraid to do the right thing! 

Act in ways that are true to yourself. 

Stand up for the truth and for the good of others.

Resource Ideas for Chapel and Classroom


2 Timothy 1:7 (NRSV)

For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

Joshua 1:9 (NRSV)

I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Daniel and the Lion Den – Daniel 6

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

David and Goliath – 1 Samuel 17


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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.

~ Mark Twain


It is easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.


The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.

~Rollo May


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

~ Anais Nin.


Finding Nemo


Creator God

I pray for courage as I begin this day, for I understand there is work to be done,

burdens to be carried, feelings to be shared and joys to be celebrated.

And when this day is done, O Lord, may I have the courage to see your guiding hand in the friendships that

have been made, in the hurts that have been healed, and in the strength that has been given.


Worship Song

Be strong and courageous

(Colin Buchanen)


Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

Does having courage mean not being afraid?



A man named Gibbo used to work as a clerk for Selfridges.  One day the phone rang and Gibbo answered. The caller asked to speak to Gordon Selfridge, who happened to be in the room at the time.  When Mr. Selfridge instructed Gibbo to tell the caller that he was out, Gibbo handed him the phone and said, ‘You tell him you’re out!’ Gordon Selfridge was absolutely furious, but Gibbo said to him, ‘Look, if I can lie for you, I can lie to you.  And I never will.’ That moment transformed Gibbo’s career at Selfridges – he became the owner’s most trusted employee.