Monday, October 26, 2009

Growing In The Word Series

Word family: boldness, boldly.
Synonyms: Courage, confidence, fearlessness
Related ideas: Zeal, strength, fear, David & Goliath, Daniel in prayer
Definition: Boldness is an attitude of strong confidence in God, such that godly things are said and done openly without fear of the consequences.
Greek References: παρρησια parreesia (literally "all speak") 3954 (Strong) cf 3956 pan, all and 4483 reo, spoken

Boldness in prayer
Heb 4:16 “...come boldly to the throne of grace...”
Heb 10:19 “...having boldness to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus...”
1Jn 5:14 “...this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us”

Boldness for the Judgment
1Jn 2:28 “...when he appears we may have confidence and not be ashamed...”
1Jn 4:17-18 “...boldness in the day of judgment... there is no fear in love...”

Boldness in speaking God's word
1Th 2:2-4 “"...we were bold in our God to speak the gospel to you...”
Act 4:29-30 “...Lord grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak your word...”
2Co 3:12 “...since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech...”
Jhn 7:13 “ man spoke openly...”

Boldness in life and death
Php 1:20 “"...with all boldness... Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or death.”
Jsh 1:7 (read vv 1-9) “Only be strong and very courageous.”

Comment: Boldness is not arrogance. With arrogance, the trust is in self. With boldness, the trust is in God. (source:

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