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Holy Boldness | Part 2

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January 13, 2022 7:00 am

Holy Boldness | Part 2

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January 13, 2022 7:00 am

Adrian Rogers reveals three principles that are the basis of our boldness for Christ.

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You will be a soul winner for Jesus Christ. Listen to Adrian Rogers souls are coming to Jesus Christ every day and they will come to Jesus in our world we will stop being cowardly Christian was stopping in the Secret Service. We will began to keep company with the son of God's job and we will receive courage from God that we might speak the word of God with boldness.

Finding dynamic teaching Adrian Rogers if there was ever a time for courage is right now in a world of cowardly Christians who are afraid of being criticized or dislike. We are called to be bold in our faith. Adrian Rogers said boldness is having the courage to stand for the Lord Jesus Christ in the face of opposition. We need the same holy boldness, Peter and John had in acts chapter 4 if you have your Bible turn their malice.

Adrian Rogers shares part two of holy boldness, which you find a book about us chapter 4 measure five masculine question.

Are you bold Christian or perhaps RUA cowardly Christian well will look at some versus today chapter 4 verse 13 I want you to notice the word boldness that is used in all three of these verses that I read that when I saw the will's of Peter and John and perceive that they were unlearned and ignorant man.

They marvel and took knowledge of them that they had been with Jesus. Now go to verse 29, and now Lord. Behold their threatenings and grant under thy servants that with all boldness they may speak by word. That's the second use of the word boldness in this chapter not go down to verse 31 and when they pray, the place was shaken where they were assembled together and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and sprayed the word of God with boldness. Three times in this chapter he uses the word boldness one times associated with God the son time we got the father the third time together was spent.

Boldness, boldness, boldness, are you able are are you a cowardly Christian. We want to be a bold believe what is boldness of the first was well. It is not arrogance, not the ability to put your finger in somebody's face and tell them all boldness is not being rude accrue some people think that they are bold in their just arrogant.

They have bad manners and sometimes bad breath to go with it. That's not boldness. Those people turn more people, all of them bring people to the Lord Jesus would be gentle after teaching and nothing give offense will think that if you go around getting people's face that you necessarily bold what boldness is not arrogance and boldness is not a presumption where you just do things to show how much courage that you have. For example, the people who in some churches in certain areas of the United States that handles night's bagel all juicy rattlesnakes pick them up and handle the show how bold they are is not boldness friend that is stupidity medicine Syria had to be sincere to pick up a venomous rattlesnake. One time I heard about the gospel quartet when it one of these churches you probably heard the story in it. They did not realize it was a snake handling church out in the backwoods when they brought the rattlesnakes out this one man in the quartet said to the preacher was sitting next to them said this this church building have a backdoor said no it doesn't.

Is that where would you like one arrogance presumption.

This is not boldness. What is boldness boldness is having the courage to stand for the Lord Jesus Christ in the face of opposition that I want to tell you how to be a bold Christian.

I will give a testimony I what I am saying today is not something that I have learned out of the book.

It is something that I have found from the book the word of God and something that I have experienced in my life as I preach and witness and testify. Here is the basis of my boldness. This can be the basis of your boldness number one keep company with God the son, Jesus Christ is not up in heaven peering through the clouds.

Jesus said were two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst. Jesus Christ is here. That's the reason you want to saying that's the reason you want to worship. That's the reason you want to rejoice.

He has not left us alone. He is here with us always. That's the basis boldness you keep company keep company with God the son, Missy, Jesus didn't come to get you out of trouble. Mr. he came to get into trouble with you and he will be with you. Here's the second basis of boldness not only keep company with God the son, but number two have confidence in God the father. Now they told him not to breach anymore, but I notice in verse 24 and when they heard that they lifted up their voice to God is on now that God the father with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which is made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that in them is, by the mouth of thy servant David has said, why do the heathen rage and the people imagine vain things the kings of the earth stood up and others were gathered together against the Lord and against his Christ for the truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel were gathered together to do whatsoever thy hand and by counsel determined before to be done now, Lord. Behold their threatenings and grant underlies servant spirit is a game that with all boldness they may speak by word they say don't speak anymore. I said oh God just gives more power to do exactly what they told us that we could not do now. They not only were keeping company with the son of God, God the son, but they were having confidence in God the father. You know you have to get things in perspective.

If you will get things in perspective.

You spoke that I was going to have you on the run, but we have things in perspective.

When you see God who he really is the mannequin meal before God can stand before anyone else. One fear holy fear of God removes all other fears look at this time they had confidence in God is the creator of all things, and so it follows as night follows day they saw God as the controller of all things Allison you gotta get your perspective right beginning in verse 25.

They speak of God the father, who, by the mouth of thy servant David said, why do the heathen rage and the people imagine vain things the kings of the earth stood up, rulers were gathered together against the Lord, what can you see that is a stem code to big feet stick out there just to shake there.

The rest of the face of Almighty God.

They stand up together against the Lord and against his Christ for the truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel were gathered together to watch this for to do whatsoever by hand and by counsel determined before to be done. I love it that God is all thing control of all things dark Gethsemane blood Calvert was a mistake on not a blade of grass moves without his permission to do whatsoever thy hand has before, by counsel, has before. Determine to do God has never lost control and God never says it looks God is in control of that want to give you courage and know that he is the creator of all things. He is the control of all things, and therefore he is the conqueror of all things, Peter is quoting Psalm two and he says that the kings of the earth set themselves against the Lord his Christ is anointed.

But something goes on the site yet. Have I said, my King upon the holy of Zion will give you news.

We went way when Jesus Christ is going to be in throne in Jerusalem, Santa and when faith can fail things and I arrived in this world right now because as I've told you before things out of place. The church is the bride and the bride belongs with the groom. We will a direction. Jesus is the King of the King belongs on the throne. He will be when he comes again. Satan is the criminally belongs in the dungeon and he will be when Jesus comes again yet have I set my King upon the holy hill of Zion. Sometimes you look at ebb and flow things in you get the idea well everything is going wrong. Maybe God has failed. Maybe the Bible is not true. The whole whole sin can win. Faith cannot fail. I was raised in Florida on the East Coast. I love the ocean I love to watch the ocean.

I love what an unknown poet wrote one of said on the far reef. The breakers recoil and shattered phone yet the sea behind them urges its forces home. His chant of prior surges for all the thunderous and in the way may break and failure, but the tide is sure to win this Almighty see five message in changing sprays cast within God's plans are progress. It matters not at last, how strong the shores of evil. How, why and how deep the race of sin. The wave may break and failure with the time he sure when I don't you get your eye own some little wave of demigods tide is moving and the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and his Christ.

What is your problem. Think about it today. He got in your mind that double make it twice as bad now double watch of double and I will ask you question is that big to God is that being the God of course not, what is the basis of boldness, you must keep company with God the son, you must have confidence in God the father. When these people were terrified. They took their eyes off the man and put their eyes on God, the Bible says that their man brings a snare, take your eyes off your problems. Focus your eyes upon Almighty God, who is the creator of all things good is the controller of all things good is the conqueror of all things.

That's the basis of your boldness night is the third here's the third thing.

If you would be bold today. Number one keep company with God the son number two have confidence in God the father.

He is overall he cannot fail he must prevail. Have faith in God number three received courage from God the spirit received courage from God the Spirit began reading again in verse 29 where we left off, and now Lord. Behold a threatenings and grant underlies servant's that with all boldness they may speak thy word by stretching forth thy hand to heal and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. The first time we mentioned, God the son. The second, I would mention God the father. Now imagine God the spirit and boldness is in the triune God. We keep company with God the son will have confidence in God the father. Then we received courage from God the spirit God the Holy Spirit will give us the courage that we need to live for him. Now notice what what the apostle said, Lord, look at the threatenings look if you will immerse when I'm behold a threatenings and grant underlies servant's that with all boldness they may speak thy word. The word servant here is the Greek word that means bondslave. Are you a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ. I try to make it happen every day to lift my hands in surrender to the Lord to say to the Lord. I am your servant, not really just simply servant this word means a slave, a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ. Boldness is not for rebels. You will never have boldness true boldness and you can say now, Lord, grant to your bondservant you slave boldness now when you do that, the Holy Spirit of God will give you courage. You know if there's any unconfessed sin in your life and surrendered area you I don't have boldness. The Bible says the wicked flee when no man pursues with the righteous are bold as a lion. The wicked flee when no man pursues and he's always wondering you know do they know this later, that will I be discovered here what it all.

But when you can wake up and say there's nothing between my soul and the Savior Lord, I am your servant slave grant boldness to declare your word. No wonder they will encourage full they wanted courage to express God's word. I look again immerse when I'm out with all boldness that they may speak thy word. I think the curse of the 21st century is power. The Christians who are not expressing the word of God. These apostles did not ask for safety. They asked for courage.

They asked for the ability to do more what got him in trouble in the first place. I want not only courage for the man and woman in the pew. We need more pastors with courage not to hold myself up as the paragon of excellence in that area, but I'm truly convinced but not a lot wrong. They cannot be radically dramatically and swiftly put back in place.

If at a generation of preachers who would open the word of God fill the spirit of God, and preach the Christ of God without fear or intimidation, or worrying about being politically correct presort of God express God's word. They wanted courage to extend God's hand, look in verse 30, Lord, give us courage by stretching forth thine hand to heal and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus bow God.

Let your miracle working power flow through our hand. What you say. I thought Jesus did it. Yes it does look in chapter 5, verse 12, by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders done among the people and the word by actually means. Through Jesus Christ is doing it through us anything that you doing that can be explained apart from Jesus is not worth anything about what they want they wanted courage to express God's word. They wanted courage to extend God's hand. They wanted courage to exalt God son look again in verse 30 by stretching forth thine hand to heal and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. The name means the authority of Jesus. Did you know that Alan Dershowitz Harvard law professor. I believe took great exception when Franklin Graham prayed the inaugural prayer in the name of Jesus know the name of Jesus. Today is a name. People don't like you can pray just offering the name of Jesus just to lift up the name of Jesus paren I want a something if there's ever a generation the needs boldness about Jesus is this generation and don't you let them dummy down about praying in the name of Jesus I go to a public occasion somewhere they call me to pray for an availment by the name Jesus than they will not but I swear I pray it would be a form of religious persecution and bigotry to tell me I'll not pray the way I pray I don't expect Juniper in the name of Jesus I would have respected you prayed in the name of Jesus.

If he didn't believe in Jesus, I have more respect for him to pray the way normally brings.

I would have no respect for Muslim prayer any differently and public than praise and pipe.

I want him to pray the way he prays I wanted you to pray the way he prays I want Christian up right away praise and all they do, they pray about pluralism, pluralism, what they mean is simple. It is just dumb it all down the means nothing to everybody and then will let you mumble a little mumbo-jumbo now don't be ashamed of. Cheese's. Don't be afraid to lift up the name of Jesus, Holy Spirit of God, give us courage to express your word to extend your hand to exalt your son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, not everybody will believe in Jesus and I would not force Jesus only one that I don't want anyone telling me I cannot express Lord Jesus, I cannot exalt the Lord Jesus. What happened when these people fill with boldness go down to verse 31 and when they prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. Now look in verse 33 and with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

And great grace was upon them all.

And there were multitudes were swept in the kingdom of heaven as I bring this message to close limiters of this is the year of evangelism and the challenge is to make Jesus known to our neighbors. They will not all believe we going to share the Lord Jesus Christ with his Adrian the day of evangelism is passed, you are wrong is a people not interested in Jesus you're wrong again. Surveys have been taken and today, research shows us that there is today in the day in which we live, harvest of souls greater than any that the apostles witness here in the book of acts. There are massive victories. Anyone in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christianity is growing three times faster than the world's population souls are coming to Jesus Christ every day by hundreds of thousands and they will come to Jesus in our world today. If we will stop being cowardly Christian without being in the Secret Service if we will began to keep company with the son of God if we will have confidence in God the father, and if we will receive courage from God the spirit that we might speak the word of God with boldness brothers and sisters listen to me.

It is time in this church in this day and in this age we get out of the boat with both feet and go for God. You may be a little free. You may feel a little intimidated but remember, I'm not talking about arrogance. I'm not talking about brashness I'm talking about courage to express God's word extend God's hand to exalt God's.

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