Boldness

Boldness Brings Results - Acts 4:13 – 4:22 (commentary)

Here we see very vividly both the enemy’s attack and the Christian defense. It says that the Sanhedrin regarded Peter and John as unlearned and ignorant men (v. 13). The word translated “unlearned” means that they had no kind of technical education. The word tra …

Boldness At the Barracks - Acts 21:37 – 21:40 (commentary)

Just as Paul was about to be taken into the barracks, he asked the commandant, May I say something to you (v. 37). The chief captain was surprised to hear Paul speak in the cultured Greek language. He had thought that Paul was perhaps the Egyptian who had led a group of bandits t …

Paul, Silas And Timothy Were Bold - I Thessalonians 2:1 – 2:2 (commentary)

In the margin of my Bible I have chapter two outlined as follows:Be Biblical - (verses 1-4)Be Real - (verses 5-6)Be Gracious (verses 7-11)Be Practical - (verses 12-13)"Our coming to you” refers to Paul’s first visit to Thessalonica (Acts 17:1-9). The boldness with which …

The Siege of Jerusalem Portrayed - Ezekiel 4:1 – 4:17 (commentary)

The Lord instructed Ezekiel to draw a picture of Jerusalem on a clay tablet and to stage a miniature siege of the city, complete with siege ramps, enemy camps, and battering rams. The prophet was also to place an iron pan between himself and the city. This action perhaps …

The Incarnation of Christ - John 1:15 – 1:18 (commentary)

Christ who is God, came to earth as man. Yet in doing so, He did not merely “appear” like a man; He became one (v. 14). When it says “we have seen” it implies that the author was an eyewitness. John the Baptist gave a continuing testimony concerning Jesus (v. …