So recently I’ve been reading through the book of Acts and I’m amazed how bold the apostles were in the way they shared the gospel then. They were almost rude about it at times. When Stephen delivers his final sermon he closes with a fairly vindictive indictment of the Jews prosecuting him. This happens over and over again throughout the book of Acts. It made a lot of people mad, but it made the gospel very clear to those listening.
It has challenged me in the way I think of sharing the truth about Jesus. When I talk about Him and scriptural truth, I’m very often delicate in the way I talk about it. I don’t want to offend or “turn people away” so I often tip toe around the sins of others and the full power of the truth. I wish I didn’t do this and could have the boldness of the Apostles. It might get me in more trouble, but it also wouldn’t water down the gospel.