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DAY 14 TUESDAY: MAY 2019

BE BOLD AND COURAGEOUS FOR THE LORD!

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 (Romans 1:16).

As a Christian, the Lord expects you to be bold and courageous for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Do not be a coward or be timid when it comes to the things of God and the gospel of Christ Jesus. In the opening text, the Bible tells us that 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. Therefore, every Christian should take note of the fact that he needs to be bold and courageous in preaching the gospel message of Jesus Christ to the dying world. It is foolishness for you as a Christian to be ashamed of Jesus Christ in this world of sin and condemnation.

There is a great repercussion for one to be ashamed of the gospel of the Lord. It can lead to the forfeiture of your eternal destiny. That is why Jesus Christ says in Mark 8:38, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the Holy angels.” Of course, whoever that is ashamed of Jesus Christ and His eternal gospel message of salvation does not in anyway merit the favor of God in his life. Every Christian is expected to be bold and courageous for the Lord and preached His gospel message of salvation in season and out of season.

The early church was bold and courageous for the Lord even in the midst of threats to life. The Bible says that even the Council of the Jewish elders and the Sadducees threatened them never to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. But they remained bold and courageous for the Lord and responded thus, “…Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge” (Acts 4:19). Whenever a Christian is bold and courageous in the Lord, the threats and intimidations of the enemies become nothing to him because the joy of the Lord becomes his strength forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian should be bold and courageous for the Lord by preaching and declaring the gospel message of Christ Jesus forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God (Luke 12:8).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord Jehovah! I receive Your grace to be bold and courageous for the Lord forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of fear and timidity in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8.                     RBT: ESTHER 8-10

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