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Are You a Bold Believer?

January 12, 2022 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.”

(Acts 4:13)

PONDER THIS:

Are you a bold believer? Or are you a cowardly Christian? Do you want to be a bold believer? What is boldness in the first place? Boldness is not arrogance. It’s not the ability to put your finger in somebody’s face and to tell them off. Boldness is not being rude or crude. Some people think they are bold but they’re just arrogant, and they have bad manners. That’s not boldness. Those people turn more people away from Jesus than they bring to the Lord Jesus. We’re to be gentle, apt to teach, and not seeking to give offense. Don’t think that if you go around getting in people’s faces that you’re necessarily bold.

Rudeness is not boldness. Boldness is having the courage to stand for the Lord Jesus Christ in the face of opposition.

  • How might you have had a wrong view of boldness in the past?
  • What would it look like for you to display godly boldness?

PRACTICE THIS:

Make a list of people you know who are bold for Christ. Consider what makes them bold and how you might learn from and follow their example.

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