A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Speaking With Great Boldness

Acts 4:29

Published on:

Last updated on:

Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.

Acts 4:29 NIV

This verse comes after the healing of the lame man at the temple and Peter’s second ‘sermon’ recorded in Acts. The crowd responded positively to Peter’s message. But the religious leaders took offense and locked up Peter and John. The next day they were brought out for trial and forbidden to speak any longer in the name of Jesus. Peter’s response to the Sanhedrin was that they would obey God rather than men. After additional threats, they are released, gathered with the church, and recounted what had happened. And the verse here is a part of their prayer.

In some parts of the world, sharing the gospel comes at the risk of your life. But where I live, while the gospel is often not popular, it is usually not forbidden. But regardless of where we live and the consequences of sharing our faith, the church’s prayer here should be ours as well. That we might speak the word of God with boldness, despite any opposition we might face. And to do so in a loving fashion.

Additional Related Posts

If you have found value in this post, please consider sharing it with your friends.

Subscribe to A Clay Jar

If you have found value in this post, please consider subscribing to A Clay Jar so that you don't miss any other posts. 

Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

A Note to Readers

The views expressed here are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person, group, or organization. While I believe they reflect the teachings of the Bible, I am a fallible human and subject to misunderstanding. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions about this post in the comments section below. I am always interested in your feedback.