Confess Christ with Personal Confidence!
Be confident in the Person of Christ!
~ John 2:19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
~ Romans 1:4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,
Be confident in the Work of Christ!
~ I Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
~ I John 5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Be confident in the Word of Christ!
~ I Peter 3:15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
Confess Christ with Public Courage!
Confess Christ by Courageous Example!
~ Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
~ II Timothy 1:8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
Confess Christ by Courageous Proclamation!
~ Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
~ I Corinthians 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
~ Matthew 10:28 Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Confess Christ with Anticipation!
Anticipate the Presence of Christ!
~ II Corinthians 5:6, 8 Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—
8 we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
Anticipate the Promise of Christ!
~ Revelation 3:21 He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.