ThriveCon 2017 – October 20th
John Bevere – Make us Bold.
This year’s theme is — Make Us Bold — (Acts 4:13, 29).
The church began as a movement fueled by an event: the resurrection of Jesus. It was led by eyewitnesses. And it got big and bold fast. This movement was unsettling to the status quo. Peace between a delicate balance of power between Rome and the Jewish authorities was being disrupted by this talk of the resurrection of Jesus. So there was resistance. And in response to resistance that could negatively affect livelihoods, reputations, even lives, the early Christians prayed… not for protection… not for the resistance to go away. They prayed for boldness. May this be our request to the Lord at ThriveCon17.