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Courage and confidence in approaching God and also other people.

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Boldness in approaching God

Hebrews 10:19–22 ESV
Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
See also ; Abraham prays for Sodom
Genesis 18:31 ESV
He said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.”

Boldness in proclaiming the gospel to others

Persecuted Christians pray.
Acts 4:29 ESV
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,
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Boldness in dealing with others

Inner confidence

Psalm 138:3 ESV
On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.
See also ; ; Paul concerning his ministry
Proverbs 28:1 ESV
The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Confident authority

Philemon 8–9 ESV
Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—
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Mark 15:43 ESV
Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
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Numbers 33:3 ESV
They set out from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month. On the day after the Passover, the people of Israel went out triumphantly in the sight of all the Egyptians,


The friend at midnight.

Misplaced boldness

The heretics’ arrogance.
See also
1 Corinthians 8:10 ESV
For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?
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