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Jesus wants us to speak out strongly. Jesus has a good news message He wants it heard and acted on. Jesus wants us to be bold. Jesus has given us the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • When I speak out for Jesus, am I doing it to manipulate people?
  • Am I doing it to curry favor with God?
  • Are my efforts to get applause and likes on Twitter?

Why do we bother to be a slave of Jesus? Is it for popularity?

I don’t think so.

Is the message of Jesus about optimism? Nope. It is about the issue of eternal life. Eternity is at stake. Jesus compels me to be urgent in my delivery. Heaven and hell are at stake.

I could have gone to school to be a great theologian. That would have helped my creds with the religious elites.

Where does our authority come from? We have been to the school of Jesus. We have received our message from Him in the scripture. It comes directly from our Master, Jesus the Messiah. We have his words. We know what he said. We know what his apostles said.

Consider this:

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:13 (ESV)

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When I speak, do others recognize I have been with Jesus?

Blessed is His holy name.

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