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He went to Jerusalem knowing it would mean His death.

His disciples were filled with boldness by the Holy Spirit.
Acts 4:29-31 (HCSB) ” 29 And now, Lord, consider their threats, and grant that Your slaves may speak Your message with complete boldness, 30 while You stretch out Your hand for healing, signs, and wonders to be performed through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” 31 When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak God’s message with boldness.”

Boldness in Greek is the word parrhesia which means out-spokenness, frankness, and bluntness.

It Sounds a lot like faith.

Faith is a fruit of the Spirit.

 

Jesus spoke openly.
Mark 8:32 (HCSB) ” 32 He was openly talking about this. So Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. ”
Openly is the Greek word parrhesia.

 

Speaking openly reminds me of when Jesus spoke with authority,
Matt 7:28-29 (HCSB) ” 28 When Jesus had finished this sermon, the crowds were astonished at His teaching, 29 because He was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.”

The Greek word exousia means authority and also privilege, power, and strength.

 

There is an amazing connection between Bravery, courage, Openness and honesty.

 

It reminds me of what God has been teaching me about personal growth that it requires honesty and bravery. For me to see who I am I must admit it honestly and it requires bravery because often I do not want to admit it.

 

Come before Him in honesty and courage humility and awe and ascertain (see) that I may see Him.

 

Knowing Jesus gives me courage. Courage helps me grow in faith.

Faith is a fruit of the Spirit.

The fruit of the Spirit is the character of Jesus.
See http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/holyspir/holysp08.htm

Prayer: ‘Jesus, fill me with Your courage and faith.’

 

 

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