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Lesson From John The Baptist: Let’s Be BOLD.

black silhouette of a man standing on a hill looking out to a pink orange and purple sunset with trees in the background
May 11, 2021
Caroline Burk

Are you playing it safe with your faith?

We often hear about the need to be bold, but what does that actually mean?

John the Baptist is the perfect picture of boldness. He spent his life preaching about the coming of the Messiah and baptized people from far and wide.

“In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 3:1-2)

He even had some harsh words of Truth for the Pharisees (who already were not his biggest fans). 

“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” (Matthew 3:7-10).

The most amazing thing was that John the Baptist did all this before Jesus had performed His many miracles. He relied simply on the promise of God.

Fast-forward to now…we know that Jesus gave sight to the blind, healed those with leprosy, defeated death, and so so many other miracles.

If we know all this and more, what’s keeping us from sharing it like John the Baptist did?

Jesus is far too loving to keep to ourselves. Let’s be bold.

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