Most of us have, at one time or another, either heard or read the story of “The Little Engine that Could.” In the story, a long train must be pulled over a high mountain. Larger engines are asked to pull the train but for various reasons they refuse. The request is sent to a small engine, who agrees to try. The engine succeeds in pulling the train over the mountain while repeating its motto: “I-think-I-can”. While we don’t typically think of this, that little engine needed courage in order to make it up and over the mountain.
Tonight, the character trait that we are going to look at is “courage.” We are introduced, in the Wizard of Oz, to the “Cowardly Lion” who, because of his lack of courage, feels inadequate to be the “king of the jungle.” However, there are times when we all need “courage.”
“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1
Message preached on Wednesday night, August 27, 2014 by Pastor Campbell. Click here for Pastor Campbell’s sermon notes.