SUNDAY June 10, 2018
Open your Mouth in Boldness
…and for me [Paul] , that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly,
as I ought to speak.
Paul was in prison, bound in chains, and guarded by Praetorian Guard. In fact, Paul was chained to a guard, and every four hours the guard was changed. He asked the Church to pray for him so He could share the Gospel with boldness. He wanted to tell these hardened men about Jesus, in hopes of another converts. Paul desired to speak the truth of God with boldness as he witnesses. He did not want to be timid or afraid, but powerful and without fear when he spoke.
Can you imagine how many men came to Christ through Paul who shared the Gospel with them over the period of two years? Paul truly was a person who spoke by the Holy Spirit in boldness.
What do these important Bible verses say to you about being a witness for Jesus Christ personally?
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:20).
…sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear… (1 Peter 3:15).
Are you timid and afraid to share your faith? Then ask others to pray for you so that you can have boldness to share your faith with others.
Our faith becomes stronger as we express it;
a growing faith is a sharing faith.
~ Billy Graham~
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