- Sources of boldness, continued:
See II Corinthians 11:23. Inspiration to boldly speak the gospel can be drawn from the examples of others. From the confident expectation (hope) that Christ will be exalted, further promoted, further spread, in whatever circumstances I face.
I Thessalonians 2:3-13
Being focused on pleasing God rather than men. Loving other people
See Romans 3:24. Realizing the gospel is important. Acts 18:24-28 – Apollos was fervent in his teaching.
Boldness and accuracy
Boldness alone results in false teaching.
Accuracy alone is not fully effective. It is unconvincing because it shows lack of faith.
Both boldness and accuracy are needed for effective teaching.