Acts 4:13 – Speaking Boldly

Today’s Reading: 1 Kings 1:1‐53, Acts 4:1‐37, Psalm 124:1‐8, Proverbs 16:24

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 

Observations:

  • Boldness (Parresia) appears 3 times in chapter 4 (see verse 29 and 31 also)
  • All three times boldness describes how the early apostles spoke of Christ
  • Verses 23-31 record a prayer for the ability to speak boldly
  • The response to the bold words of Peter and John was astonishment

Apply:  I serve in a less hostile environment, yet the need to speak boldly about the gospel is unchanged.  I will look for opportunities to speak boldly about my savior today.

What environment is God calling you to speak the gospel boldly in – church, home, work, school, community, missions, etc?

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