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How "We" Ought to Speak

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Our Mission in Life is related to a message . A message of Hope, Freedom, Liberation, It’s Good news.
Lives teeter on the edge of eternal destruction
Sin has so many shackled in bondage

We are in a Spiritual Battle

Marriage are deteriorating,
Families are destroyed,
society is Crumbling,
Growing hatred to anything Holy and Wholesome
We are in a Spiritual Battle

We are in a Spiritual Battle

This battle has eternal ramifications - For you personally but also for your kids, neighbors, families, coworkers, classmates, for the stranger we may never know.
Knowledge of this, Even a desire to do this, but _________________.
Ephesians 6:10–20 NKJV
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
eph6.10-

Paul's Prayer Request

Opportunity - Utterance May be Given to Open my Mouth
Opportunity - Utterance May be Given to Open my Mouth
Execution- That i will speak Boldly when opportunity arises

2. Boldness

How “We” ought to speak

Carries the idea of necessity, Implying Inevitability
Romans 1:14 NKJV
14 I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise.
Paul understood the “weight” of what was at stake.
He new what it was like to experience the Grace of God, and what God had called him to do.
He knew first hand of the battle that was raging in his mind.
Paul knew that he had to be BOLD - Speak the TRUTH in Love yes (BUT WARNING PEOPLE OF WHAT LIES AHEAD OVE)
Where was Paul at?
knowledge is no substitute for application - There is a battle going on to minimize your words.

What is Boldness?

Behavior born out of belief
boldness: outspokenness, assurance, courage, confidence; to act without fear.
Boldness, in the biblical sense, is not a personality trait.
Boldness is acting, by the power of the Holy Spirit, on an urgent conviction in the face of some opposition.
3 Components of being Bold - Spirit-empowered conviction, courage, and urgency.
Conviction- beliefs that are non negotiable
Courage- Standing in face of fear to do what you know is right.
Urgency- Understanding what is at stake

Boldness is Available to all who desire to have it.

Ephesians 3:12 NKJV
12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.
Ephesians 3:8–13 NKJV
8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. 13 Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Boldness was a theme of the early church.

Ephesians 3:11 NKJV
11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Acts 13:46 NKJV
46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
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eph 3.-12
Acts 14:3 NKJV
3 Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
Acts 18:26 NKJV
26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
Acts 19:8 NKJV
8 And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God.
Acts 26:26 NKJV
26 For the king, before whom I also speak freely, knows these things; for I am convinced that none of these things escapes his attention, since this thing was not done in a corner.
Acts 28:31 NKJV
31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.
Acts 28:30–31 NKJV
30 Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, 31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.
My All time favorite verse
act 28
Acts 4:13 NKJV
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.

God Grants Boldness to Ordinary People

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men

People take note of boldness

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
marvel: thaumázō (thou-mad'-zo) to wonder; by implication, to admire:—admire, have in admiration, marvel, wonder.

Boldness is a byproduct of being with Jesus

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
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Live boldly - Face Opposition - Faith Strengthens - Draw Closer to Christ
Live Comfortably - Avoid Opposition - Faith Weakens - Empty Life
Truly Knowing Jesus will not only change your life but will also change your perspective.
Change- Fear filled men are now BOLDLY preaching Christ.
Compassion- Not only seeing need but meeting needs.
Courage- They knew not everyone was excited about there message.
Commitment - They counted the cost and were committed to the commission.
Contagious - Your boldness will inspire and enrage others.
Philippians 1:14 NKJV
14 and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Can “we” make Paul's request our request?

Acts 4:29 NKJV
29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,
Acts 4:31 NKJV
31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
acts4.29&31

The Gospel is the Power of God

Acts 4:29–30 NKJV
29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”
acts 4.29

The Gospel is the Power of God

Romans 1:16–17 NKJV
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
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