Holy Spirit Boldness
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Did you ever notice what the disciples were doing the Sunday evening of the resurrection? They were hiding - “for fear of the Jews.” They were as brave as they had been in the Garden of Gethsemane when they all fled!
This Sunday evening was Jesus’ first appearance to the eleven. They had heard about the resurrection from Mary earlier in the day, and Peter and John had seen the empty grave clothes, but the disciples had not actually seen Jesus at this point. Now they had!
Jesus told them to remain in Jerusalem until they received power from on high. That time was Pentecost. The Holy Spirit transformed them from cowering disciples into evangelists who helped transform the world! They had nothing to lose but their lives!
May we walk this day with boldness in the power of that same Holy Spirit as God uses you and me to continue that transformation of human lives all around us.