Lead Pastor Toby Cox
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Dangerous Prayers, part 1 – Make Me Bold
Acts 4:10 (ESV)
10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well.
Acts 4:13 (ESV)
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.
Acts 4:29-31 (ESV)
29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
Acts 5:18-20 (ESV)
18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20 “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.”
THREE ATTRIBUTES OF BOLDNESS
1. Boldness almost always triggers spiritual opposition.
Acts 5:18 (ESV)
18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison.
2. Boldness often releases God’s miracles.
Acts 5:19 (ESV)
19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,
3. Boldness always requires faith.
Acts 5:20-21 (ESV)
20 “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.” 21 And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach.
Now when the high priest came, and those who were with him, they called together the council, all the senate of the people of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.