Summary: To show that we already have boldness, we have to hold on it until CHRIST return where CHRIST will reward us in doing so.
Are you bold enough to share the gospel?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we already have boldness, we have to hold on it until CHRIST return where CHRIST will reward us in doing so.
Hebrews 10:35 (Amplified Bible)
10:35 Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS, and Praise You for encouraging me to hold on my boldness, You have given me strength to hold on my boldness and You will give me great rewards after this life.
Do not throw your confidence away
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels - J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Do not throw your confidence away
"Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence,"
Fling away, cast not or "apoballo" in Greek meaning: to throw off, cast away. It's like the blind man when called by JESUS, cast away his garments, his garments no longer matter to him, which is a symbol of his reputation. What matters to him, is he will be able to see, he looks forward to something, in this case, his reward from JESUS of being able to see.
Mark 10:50 (Amplified Bible)
10:50 And throwing off his outer garment, he leaped up and came to Jesus.
Hebrews 3:6 (Amplified Bible)
3:6 But Christ (the Messiah) was faithful over His [own Father’s] house as a Son [and Master of it]. And it is we who are [now members] of this house, if we hold fast and firm to the end our joyful and exultant confidence and sense of triumph in our hope [in Christ].
Hebrews 3:14 (Amplified Bible)
3:14 For we have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) and share in all He has for us, if only we hold our first newborn confidence and original assured expectation [in virtue of which we are believers] firm and unshaken to the end.
Hebrews 4:14 (Amplified Bible)
4:14 Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him].
Confidence, boldness or "parrhesia" in Greek meaning:
1. freedom in speaking, unreservedness in speech
2. free and fearless confidence, cheerful courage, boldness, assurance
3. the deportment by which one becomes conspicuous or secures publicity
What boldness or confidence are we talking about:
1. To preach the WORD even if it kills you.
Acts 4:13 (Amplified Bible)
4:13 Now when they saw the boldness and unfettered eloquence of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and untrained in the schools [common men with no educational advantages], they marveled; and they recognized that they had been with Jesus.