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1 Thessalonians 2:2 – Boldness in Christ

03 Aug

Bible Verse – 1 Thessalonians 2:2

2  But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.

Your Discipleship Minute

Conflict and difficulty are going to be part of our lives, especially if you are willing to take a stand for what you believe in.

The Apostle Paul understood suffering and shame all too well, but he did not allow it to interfere with fulfilling his ministry which was spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

As a disciple of Jesus, you and I have a ministry that we are expected to fulfill as well.  In addition to whatever else the Lord has gifted us to be, each one of us has been called to be an evangelist to the people in our families, at our jobs and in our lives.

We may be treated badly.  We may be shamed.  We may be put in the middle of great conflict. But we have been called to declare the Gospel to those around us.

Action Point

Choose to be bold in Christ today.  Share the Gospel with someone in your life who needs to hear it. Trust God to protect you from the conflict that could arise from taking a bold stand for the name of Jesus.

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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Devotionals

 

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