All the disciples of Jesus were timid and cowardly at the beginning but when they met the resurrected Christs their attitude was changed.
Jesus told them to wait in Jerusalem until they receive the Holy Spirit. On the day of Pentecost, they received the Holy Spirit and they became extraordinary and started preaching the gospel into the world boldly.
We must be brave and bold to share the Gospel into the lost world. Here people will not pay heed to us but we should show them the importance of receiving Jesus in their life.
Let us go through some verses that speak how the children of God were brave and bold to preach the gospel into the world.
Proverbs 28:1(KJV)“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion”
Explanation:- The Wicked people are very timid and they are afraid to stand before the righteous. They know their sins and they are weak to confront the truth in their life.
But the righteous person who follows God in their lives will not flee like the wicked. They will stand firm to face every situation.
Psalm 27:14(KJV)“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord”
Explanation:- The Lord wants his people to be brave and courageous so that they can go through any hardships that they face in their life. The people of God will wait upon the Lord because He knows the perfect timing for us.
Hebrews 13:6(KJV)“So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me”
Explanation:- If we faithfully walk in the promises of God then we can boldly confess that God is on our side.
We should not fear anything when God will be with us. We can do miracles and the impossible will be possible with the strength of God.
Philippians 1:20(KJV)“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death”
Explanation:- Paul shared his experiences that he gained by walking with Christ. He understood that if die then he would meet the Lord.
But he is also eager to serve the Lord because he knows that he will gain the prizes from the Lord for his missionary works.
1 Corinthians 16:13(KJV)“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong”
Explanation:- In Christian life patience and commitment are two important ingredients that lead to entering into the promised land.
In the journey of our faith, we should have a never-give-up attitude so that we can live a righteous life till our last breath.
Luke 4:18(KJV)“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”
Explanation:- Jesus proclaimed that the Spirit of God guides him to preach the gospel among the poor. He came to make a way for us so that we all can get life by his precious blood that He shed on the cross.
Because of Jesus, many people got the freedom to meet the Lord who once created us by his own image.
Ephesians 3:11-12(KJV)“According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him”
Explanation:- Once we were the enemy of God but we are now connected with him by the life of Jesus. He mediated between man and God so that the broken relationship can be restored by him. Now we can boldly enter into God’s Kingdom by accepting Jesus as our God.
Example Of The Boldness Of The Gospel Of The Kingdom Of God
There are many bible verses that speak how the people of God boldly preach the gospel in every part of the world where the Lord took them to speak about his kingdom.
Here, some examples are given below which show us how the disciples of Jesus Christ boldly confessed the good news among the nations.
Acts 28:31(KJV)“Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him”
Explanation:- Paul went to preach the gospel in various parts of the world. He knew the importance of preaching the gospel among the people. It has huge significance in the life of every man.
The gospel teaches us what will happen after death and how to meet the Lord by receiving Jesus in this life.
Philippians 1:14(KJV)“And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear”
Explanation:- At the beginning of the church, the disciples went to preach the gospel in the world. They boldly preached the word of God among the nations so that they can give their ears and get salvation.
Paul said that many brothers became very brave to share the gospel as they understood its importance for the salvation of mankind.
1 Chronicles 28:20(KJV)“And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord”
Explanation:- David instructed his son Solomon to be steadfast in the Lord because he will help his children to overcome the hardships in life. David told him to be brave and courageous in order to overcome the fear that surrounded him at that time.
Ephesians 6:19(KJV)“And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel”
Explanation:- Paul was chosen by the Lord to preach the gospel among the gentiles. Paul was especially called to share the gospel into the nations of gentiles once who were lost from the grace of God.
But God showed his amazing grace on the cross and opened his door for every nation and tribe. Paul boldly preached the words of God among those lost souls.
1 Thessalonians 2:2(KJV)“But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention”
Explanation:- Paul said that in the Christian life we need to face our enemy boldly. We have received the spirit of God so we cannot behave like timid. We have to step forward from our comfort zone to announce the good news among the people who have never heard about it.
God Encourages Us To Be Courageous
God wants us to show the world how brave we are as our God is with us. He will deliver us from all the evils, so we should be courageous in every situation.
The Lord knows us very well, he wants us to overcome all kinds of fear that we face in our day-to-day life. When we look at his words we find the strength to fight the battle where Satan wants us to defeat.
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Joshua 1:9(KJV)“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 whithersoever thou goest”
Explanation:- When Joshua found himself unworthy to accomplish the task that he was assigned to do, the Lord encouraged him.
He was instructed to be brave and courageous so that he can not be moved by his weaknesses.
In our today’s life, we must be brave like Joshua to win the spiritual battle that we are going to face.
Deuteronomy 31:6(KJV)“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee”
Explanation:- Just like Joshua we need to be very strong so that we can overcome all of our trials that we face in our Christian life.
We should believe the words of God and keeping them in our minds we need to move forward to achieve our goal.
Isaiah 41:10(KJV)“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”
Explanation:- When the Lord spoke through Isaiah the nation Israel did not pay heed. As a result of their ignorance, they suffered from their surrounding Nations.
But we should rely on the words of God. We will be able to see the goodness of God only if we follow him in our day-to-day lives.
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