Boldly Proclaiming the Gospel
January 12, 2012 Leave a comment
Main Text- Ephesians 6:10-20 (primarily v. 18-20)
…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
God isn’t limited in anything that He does. Often when we interact with the words on the pages of the Bible, we forget about the hands the Holy Spirit used to write them. The writers of Scripture were real people with real problems and real joys. For instance, Paul, the writer of the book of Ephesians, was in chains as he wrote the above verses. He had had his life’s trajectory drastically changed as a result of his encounter with Jesus Christ.
— Lawson Hembree (@LawsonHembree) January 5, 2012
A person’s mission and purpose in life being when Jesus raises you from the dead. Each believer is called to boldly proclaim the gospel and disciple others (v. 19; Matt 28:19-20); that’s God’s will for them. Therefore, we should pray for boldness in our lives; not what God’s will is. God doesn’t care what you do as long as you do it for the glory of God (1 Cor 10:31). Whether you are an artist, teacher, athlete, engineer, doctor, pastor, or businessperson, as long as you do it for the glory of God and boldly proclaim the gospel, you’re doing God’s will.
Three Hurdles to Boldly Proclaiming the Gospel
From the bow of brokenness, God launches the arrows of healing. God unleashes spiritual healing from those who have been healed through the transforming power of the gospel.
Minimize fear in your life by maximizing Jesus. Chain yourself to the unchainable God.
People around you need bold, fearless Christians to speak truth into their lives. Get excited about sharing the gospel with them and living a life that points to God rather than yourself.
More notes to come!
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To see the notes from Louie’s first message at Passion 2012: click here