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#2 Death of Hope

title: Death of Hope

series: Lets talk about Hope

teacher: Jacob Bender

date: March 20, 2016

scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Ephesians 2:10, Isaiah 53, 1 John 4:10, Leviticus 16:10, Leviticus 16:22, Hebrews 12:2, Matthew 28:18


#4 A bigger picture

series: Cultivate the Romance

title: A Bigger Picture

teacher: Jacob Bender

date: January 24, 2016

scriptures: Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 3:20, Isaiah 9:2, 2 Corinthians 5, Proverbs 31:8-9, Acts 10:34-35, Hababbuk 2:2-3, Ephesians 4:12, Mark 12:41-44

In this message, Pastor Jacob shares from his dream journal about the direction we believe God is directing Courage Church in 2016.

#3 Joy

Date: July 19, 2015
Series: The Fruit of the Spirit
Title: Joy
Teacher: Jacob Bender

scriptures: John 16:20-22, John 16:16, James 1:2-4, Nehemiah 8:10, John 8:58, Philippians 4:11, Galatians 5, Philippians 1:21, Proverbs 10:28, 1 Thessalonians 4:13, Luke 22:14-20, Hebrews 12:2, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

What is Joy?

It is the Greek word Chara (har-a) and at the surface it means to be exceedingly glad. But it is not just happiness on steroids… Happiness is external and fleeting, Joy is internal and constant. It can’t be taken from you. Joy is not circumstantial. Just like the mother having a baby… it cant be stopped if you have the Spirit. There is no way it will not come if you are in Jesus.

What brings Joy? 

Proverbs 10:28 says “The Hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectations of the wicked will perish.”

HOPE. Hope brings joy. The hope of the righteous. The hope that there really is so much more out there than this dying earthly kingdom that we are in but not of.


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#3 The Intentional Heart

DATE: May 31, 2015
TEACHING: Jacob Bender
SERIES: Intentions
TITLE: The Intentional Heart

SCRIPTURES: Proverbs 20:6, Proverbs 22:1, Matthew 6:1-2, Matthew 19:16-22, Luke 18:18-30, Psalm 112:1, Matthew 25:31-46, Matthew 23, Jeremiah 31:33, Isaiah 32:8, Proverbs 19:17, Psalm 112, 1 John 3:16

Love. Serve. Repeat.

“a generous man devises a generous plan, and on generosity he shall stand” (Isaiah 32:8)”

Love. Serve. Repeat.

“Whoever is generous to the poor LENDS to the Lord… and HE will repay him for his deed.” (Proverbs 19:17)

Love. Serve. Repeat.

“Bare one another’s burdens, because that is how you fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)

Love. Serve. Repeat.

Love. Serve. Repeat.

And before long, its just you.