"A scared world needs a fearless church."
In the book of Acts, Peter and John preached Jesus and the resurrection boldly to the people of Jerusalem. A man got healed and many people saw. As they did all of this, the religious leaders were troubled(4:2) and had them arrested and when they confronted the disciples they asked "by what power or by what name have you done this?" The two responded that it was done in the name of JESUS. The leaders then forbade them from teaching or speaking IN THE NAME OF JESUS. Their response? They couldn't help but speak THE TRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST.
See, the problem was NEVER that they spoke, taught, healed, and gave hope. THE PROBLEM the leaders had was that they did so in the NAME OF JESUS and when they were told to stop, THEY COULDN'T! The proof was there! 5,000 people came to believe in the POWER OF CHRIST! The leaders could not control them, and the disciples were so filled with the Holy Spirit they couldn't help but PREACH THE GOSPEL BOLDLY. In the face of major consequences, they gathered and PRAYED FOR BOLDNESS. It wasn't by anyone else's name but JESUS' that anything became a controversy. His name WILL CAUSE CHOICES TO BE MADE. Having the Holy Spirit in us, it is our desire to preach Christ to a dead and broken world! Don't just assume your pastor or that "other person" is the one who preaches while you sit and listen. Do you have the Spirit of God or a spirit of religion? Give the Gospel to EVERYONE BOLDLY. It's going to be OFFENSIVE to some, but it's also going to be RECEIVED by some. It isn't you but CHRIST IN YOU!
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First free charge in San Francisco without the help of a Good Samaritan. I’ll never forget the folks who hooked me up with a free charge after seeing a newb fiddle with the public charging stations and app. Still looking for someone to “pay it forward” to. Didn’t really need it, but thought I’d test out the #Volta
charging station as I happened to see it. Reviewers for their app are so sad. What do you guys expect for free? So much demand in this City. Not enough gratitude. Sense of entitlement is growing hard. Drivers in the City are getting worse too. Most we can do is try not to be jerks ourselves, try to enjoy the experience, and arrive at our destination in one piece with a good attitude. #electric #electriccar #electricvehicle #bmwi #bmwi3 @bmwi #bimmer