SCRIPTURES:   Acts 4:1-22

BOTTOM LINE: Peter and John are arrested in the Temple for preaching and teaching the Gospel.  The were filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit w/ Boldness.

QUESTION:  Are we willing to have a Courageous & Bold in the face of danger to further the MISSION of God?

DOWNLOAD:   

1.  EXPECT RESISTANCE TO THE GOSPEL

2.  WHEN PERSECUTION COMES, EXECUTE PLAN A

3.  REJECT THE TEMPTATION to AVOID OFFENSE by COMPROMISING the MESSAGE

APPLICATION:  

The Gospel is the most precious commodity in the world … but it takes COURAGE and BOLDNESS to proclaim it doesn’t it?

–       It will bring with it Persecution at times … EXPECT IT …

–       And when Persecution comes … PROCLAIM IT …

–       And when Compromise is offered … REJECT IT …

The most loving thing we an do in our world is to proclaim the Gospel to all nations … and then love people enough to not leave them there, but to start walking alongside them in their daily journey of Discipleship …