Christianity Isn’t for Cowards
Why was the early church so happy to recommend Paul and Barnabas? Because "they risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ". Christianity is not a religion for cowards. It wasn't just the apostles who daily risked their lives, Jesus' own identity as the Son of God meant that he had to live with the constant threat of death. We are also called to be bold, to put our faith in someone we cannot see, to stretch out and take the lifeline of forgiveness that God holds out to us.