In GOD TV’s “It’s All Greek To Me,” Pastor Chris highlights the Greek word tharrountas where he urges believers to be courageous because God is calling us to do so.
Most often, people are quick to respond in fear than bravery. But in this series, Pastor Chris points out how we can “remove fear” and “replace it with bravery.”
The pastor then shared Bible verses in the Scripture about courage.
“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave (tharrountas), be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” -1 Corinthians 16:13-14
“If you’re feeling weak, if you’re feeling discouraged, you feel you don’t have the energy or the strength, or you feel your heart is not just able to cope with any more pressure, let me tell you, it’s the best place to be,” he remarked.
He continued, “Because if you understand the principle, you’ll understand why God says be strong and courageous, be brave.”
God Is With You
Then Pastor Chris further explained a principle through looking at the Old Testament in the book of Joshua.
In Joshua 1:6, “Be strong and of good courage (tharrountas).” Then in Joshua 1:7, “Only be strong and very courageous (tharrountas).”
And in verse 9, God said, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage (tharrountas); do not be afraid, do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Pastor Chris stressed that the key to be very courageous is knowing that God is with you.
“You can be brave because right next to you by your side is the most powerful Person in the Universe. Who is holding all things together by the Word of His power and His Name is Jesus Christ,” he said.
Further, he urged believers to make a choice and to choose to be brave.
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