This sermon is about: Being Bold in the Lord
What I want you to know: Boldness is necessary for the harvest
What I want you to do: Be courageous with faith
How you need to do that: Is by trusting God, using the gifts that He has given to you, know your purpose.
Date: January 28, 2018
Pastor Mike Ellis
Today we will continue our study through the book of Acts with the theme being Acts of Harvest.
This study is themed in the idea of the harvest found in
Up to this point we have discussed the necessary role of the Holy Spirit in the harvest.
We have discussed the power of the Holy Spirit and how He works in us.
Last week we discussed the importance of devotion and our great need to be devoted to God alone.
Today we are going to discuss the boldness of Peter and John as we look at chapters 3 and 4 of Acts
Before we jump in I want to a minute to remind everyone what your purpose is as a Christian.
Your purpose is to advance the gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth.
Looking back to last week we must remember that our devotion or purpose cannot be to attend church,
it cannot be to have a good marriage,
it cannot be to have a good family, or job, or even a healthy spiritual well-being
you must be devoted to God alone and remember that your purpose is to advance the gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth.
So this morning we will start with asking what is boldness?
Boldness can be described in two ways.
The first way describes boldness as the courageous manner of those who preach the gospel.
An example of this is what we just read in .
Within the New Testament it is denoted as the moral freedom to speak the truth publicly.
The second way boldness is described is the confidence with which Christians can now approach God because of the redeeming work of Christ.
For example we consider
BOLDNESS Translation of four Greek words in the NT.
Boldness denotes two things in the NT.
First, boldness describes the courageous manner of those who preach the gospel (Acts 2:29; 4:13, 31; 9:27–29; 13:46; 14:3; 18:26; 19:8; 26:26; 28:31; 1 Thess.
The word translated as “boldness” in these texts (parresia) was used of the free citizen of a city-state who could say anything in the public assembly.
In the NT it denotes the moral freedom to speak the truth publicly.
Second, boldness describes the confidence with which Christians can now approach God because of the redeeming work of Christ (2 Cor.
3:4–6, 12; Heb.
10:19; 1 John 2:28; 4:17).
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Another word we are going to discuss today is courage.
Courage in Hebrew means to show oneself as strong.
It is a quality of mind that is based on a life of faith in Christ that boldly works through difficult or trying times.
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Persecuted Christians pray.
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Boldness in dealing with others
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We see an example of this bold courage in Mark 15:43
The heretics’ arrogance.
Boldness in proclaiming the gospel to others
A bold action will cause a reaction.
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Bold actions taken in
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Reactions to boldness in
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