Summary: How christians should be.
Be Bold Be True Be You
1. Be Bold
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also.
Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
2. Be True
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
3. Be You
Ephesians 2:10 - For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Romans 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Matthew 18:21-35 - Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? (Read More...)
Colossians 3:13 - Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.
Matthew 18:15 - Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
Colossians 3:8 - But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Matthew 18:21-22 - Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?