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Russell C. Lambert
Pastor Author Chaplain Vocalist
From the cradle to the grave preparing for eternity
Psalm 22:9                                        Psalm 49:15
Chaplain Russell C. Lambert is an
ordained Baptist Minister, a
licensed on-Denominational
Chaplain and certified Police
Chaplain. His ministry over the
years has included virtually every
facet, with highlights of three
Senior Pastorates, a Church
Planter, Police Chaplain,
Community Chaplain, and
Worship Leader serving in
Arizona, Oregon and Washington
state. He is considered a
well-rounded vocalist, having
performed in the professional
arena for three years. He has also
served 15 years in Corrections and
Law Enforcement, from Officer
through Lieutenant with stints as
a Tactical Support Unit member,
Academy Instructor, and Police
Firearms Instructor. He
participates in many areas of
community involvement.
   Joshua 1: 7a, 9 "Only be thou strong and very courageous… Have not I commanded
thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the
Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.
"

       Webster’s Dictionary tells us that courage is “mental or moral strength to resist
opposition, danger, or hardship. It implies firmness of mind and will in the face of
danger or extreme difficulty”.
       Is not being a Christian the antitheses of being courageous? Do we not find that
the odds are always stacked against us? Has anything changed since Joshua uttered
these words to the children of Israel? Are we to expect that there will be no challenges
for the followers of the Lord God in the 21st century? That the modern day church has
somehow become exempt from the rigors of spreading the Gospel? Joshua uses these
words to motivate and encourage the people to move forward. Sitting still had cost
them forty years of death.
       Yes it is true. It has become extremely difficult to reach the lost generation of our
country. And yes even the people in our own community and surrounding areas. Yet we
cannot fail till we quit. But we will not quit because we have the mettle of Jesus
through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, to meet difficulties with fortitude and
resilience. We are resolute, because we understand that our cause is a righteous and
just one, that sinners need to be snatched from the gaping maw of hell, and be
embraced by the love and forgiveness of Jesus, by repentance and faith in Him by the
grace of God.
       We must be tenacious in our efforts to reach out with the Gospel of Christ to a
lost and dying world. Now is the time to be stubborn! Now is the time to be persistent!
Never give up, never surrender! “FOR THE LORD THY GOD IS WITH THEE”.
       Will there be opposition, danger, hardships and difficulties? Will it be easer to say
that we can’t, than to say we can? The answer to these questions is an unequivocal yes.
But… but… “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the
works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” Romans 13:12
       Once more into the breach, my brothers and sisters in Christ!
Being Courageous
by
Russell C. Lambert
Chaplain Russell C. Lambert
President of Life Passage Ministries
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