adjective, bold·er, bold·est.
1. not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring: a bold hero.
2. not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; forward; impudent: He apologized for being so bold as to speak to the emperor.
3. necessitating courage and daring; challenging: a bold adventure.
4. beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative: Einstein was a bold mathematician. a difficult problem needing a bold answer.
5. striking or conspicuous to the eye; flashy; a bold pattern.
6. The name of one of the most important conferences you can attend this year
“Bold” is a word that has great meaning for the Christian. It conjures images of bravery, courage, and spine. It refers to the spiritual backbone with which we stand firm for the truth and the name of Jesus Christ. It doesn’t mean we are never afraid, but that we have instructed our fears with the Word of God and committed our hearts to the One who alone stands supreme over the universe—to Whom men are “less than nothing” (Isaiah 40:17). It means that we have a holy tenacity about the things of God and won’t be deterred by doubt, discouragement, disobedience, or disbelief. It does not allow us, however, to be crude, careless, manipulative, subversive, deceitful, or downright mean, “in Jesus’ name.” Instead, we do as Martin Luther wrote, “Let goods and kindred go; this mortal life also. The body they may kill, God’s truth abideth still. His kingdom is forever.”
If you read the book of Acts, two truths emerge: 1) the Gospel is unstoppable—not persecution, false teaching, racial conflict, internal compromise, the schemes of Satan, prison bars, snakebites, or even hurricanes—nothing; and 2) you are immortal until God’s work for you is done—not careless, reckless, extreme risk taking that presumes on God (like Satan tempted Jesus to do), but the attitude of Paul who said in Acts 20:24, “I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.”
Never has this bold confidence been needed than the time in which we now live. With the moral darkness of sin and unbelief encroaching, we as followers of Christ must be what Christ saved us to be: salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16). A preservative that keeps the world from decaying as quickly as it normally would by our influence, and a light to guide men to God, Whom they see manifest in us. With the political, economic, medical, social, religious, and moral standards on the decline, now is the time for you as a Christian to know your place in private and in the public square.
Because that is true, Highland Park Church in Columbus, Nebraska has assembled two of the finest Bible teachers available: Dr. Albert Mohler and Dr. Rick Holland, men of God whose messages will address some of the most important cultural and Biblical issues now facing us as a church, a state, and a nation. Dr. Mohler will speak to how we as individuals can engage our culture without losing sight of the real need to keep the Gospel central. He will explain and defend the Biblical balance of speaking to the culture with a clarion call for repentance while keeping Christ the main thing. Mohler, a John the Baptist in his own right, has not only been the most dominant voice for this issue in recent days, as a seminary and Bible college president, he understands how this fits with the pastor and the local church. Dr. Holland will speak to the same issue from the vantage point of the church and her responsibility to live with purity and priority in a pagan culture. He will concentrate our focus on how to minister in and among a pagan culture, day in and day out.
This conference is for pastors, elders, deacons, Christian workers, and serious Bible students who have a passion to see Jesus Christ exalted and sinners brought to a saving relationship with God through Him.
To celebrate the glory and joy of this relationship, we will welcome two of the finest musicians to our concert: singer and actor, Jubilant Sykes and renowned classical guitarist Christopher Parkening in his final performance. These men will offer special music throughout the conference and a concert together on Monday, which celebrates the great hymns of the faith and the truths men and women have boldly lived to proclaim and died to defend.
The cost is reasonable and registrations are still open. Check out our website for dates, times, and registration. You don’t want to miss it.