At a Living Proof Live event in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this past weekend, author and Bible teacher Beth Moore exhorted attendees to persevere in holding on to the confession of their faith in Jesus amid a culture that is increasingly chaotic. During the final session of the event, Moore took audience questions, some of which were lighthearted and some of which were spiritually heavy.
Beth Moore: Hold Fast to Our Glorious Confession
Moore told her audience that she was not there to entertain them, but to study the Bible alongside them, and she invited attendees to approach the weekend “with a sincere heart,” that is, however their hearts were at the time. Moore said that her heart was in a particularly tender posture that weekend as her dog of 14 1/2 years had died and her mother-in-law had just passed away.
“I go this weekend with a tender heart but still joyful and without reluctance,” said Moore in an Instagram post ahead of the event. “Even the devil himself cannot do anything God cannot use to his glory as you serve or the Lord would not permit it. Let’s go forth presenting our full selves to the Lord: all our sorrows, joys, all our concerns, in tenderness or numbness, when such is the case.”
Moore took Hebrews 10:11-25 as a central passage for her teaching that weekend, drawing parallels between it and Hebrews 4:14-16. A key verse she focused on was Hebrews 10:23, which says, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” The author and Bible teacher said that the older she gets, the more convinced she is “there is nothing out there that competes with the gospel.”
Throughout the weekend, Moore dwelt on the concept of “confession.” What does it mean to confess Jesus? Are we clinging to beliefs that are of “first importance,” as opposed to those that are secondary to the gospel? And how do we articulate that confession in a culture that feels increasingly alien? Moore encouraged attendees that followers of Jesus have an “articulate doctrine,” a “coherent worldview” and a “gloriously good confession.” But how are we currently responding to that confession?
“If you are in Christ, he has never let go of you,” she said, “but I’m going to tell you that the action of faith is when we respond by holding tight.”
Beth Moore developed her weekend teaching around the following five points:
- Let us hold on firmly to the faith we profess.
- Let us be confident we have a gloriously good confession.
- Let us learn to articulate our gloriously good confession.
- Our boldness in prayer will not exceed our belief.
- The ultimate blood-bought miracle of prayer is no mere answer. It’s access.
To help attendees with point #3, Moore led the audience several times through some interactive exercises, including reciting Hebrews 10:23 and memorizing 12 words or phrases (e.g., “Son of God,” “sinless,” “risen”) that represent beliefs that are fundamental to the gospel.