Arriving at Courage - Boldness (Hebrews 10:19-25)
Part of the Axis of A Living Faith series, preached at a Sunday Online service
Hebrews 10:19–25 (Listen)
19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
AXIS OF A LIVING FAITH
Arriving at Courage - Boldness
* What is the boldest step you have ever taken?
* Boldness is moving with supernatural confidence and conviction that He is guiding every step!
* This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. Ephesians 3:11-12
* ...for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted In my body, whether by life or death. Philippians 1:19-20
*And when they had prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the Word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31
New and Living way:
I. Draw near - Faith - v.22
A. Sincere heart - genuine without hypocrisy
B. Full assurance - complete confidence
II. Hold fast - Hope - v.23
A. Without wavering - anchored in assurance
B. He who promised - character of God
III. Consider how - Love - v.24
A. Stimulate one another - motivation to impact
B. Encourage one another - keep your focus
*Therefore, do note throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. Hebrews 10:35
*Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
How bold will you be?