Dear friends, I started to post this earlier, then my laptop died, so here I am once again.
Boldness. That's what leaps off the page at me when I read the Ephesians passage for this Sunday. The author asks for boldness to speak the mystery of the gospel.
We see so many outrageous claims made every day by the culture: "Buy this (car, beer, cologne, lipstick) and it'll make you irresitable to whomever you're trying to attract!" I remember back in high school, when the kid running for Student Council President promised pizza for lunch every day, and a soda machine that dispensed Mountain Dew for free--anything to get elected.
The culture has become immune to outrageous claims. How then are we to make the bold and outrageous claim of the gospel?
This is the question I am pondering as I prepare for the coming Sunday. How about you?