“I’m Not Ashamed of the Gospel”

Romans 1:16 – “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes…”

Praise God! “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”. We are forgiven and accepted by the Father into His family. We move on with new hope and new life, as one translation puts it “the old has gone and the new has come!” We have a new confidence and new boldness, unashamedly testifying to our new life in Christ. We can say with Paul “…I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ…” As someone once said, “I belong to the Fellowship of the Unashamed.” Here are three things about the Gospel we are not ashamed of:

  1. 1. THE BLOOD OF CHRIST. 1 Peter 1:2 we are “not redeemed with corruptible things… but with the precious blood of Christ…“ Our standing in God through Christ does not depend on how much we have or what we have done; it depends on our trust in what Christ has done. Paul says “I am determined to know nothing among you but Jesus Christ and him crucified”. 1 Corinthians. 2:2.
  2. 2. THE CROSS. The cross was the means of that blood being shed. The cross was the ultimate punishment, the ultimate shame. It was on the cross that Jesus bore my shame. Hebrews 12:2 “He endured the Cross despising the shame”. Anything I ever have done that I feel bad about or ashamed of – Jesus took it to the Cross. Anything that anyone else has done to me that I feel bad about – Jesus took it to the cross. Anything that I am scared of or embarrassed about – Jesus took it to the cross. The Cross means that I can have a lifestyle that speaks of what God has done for me. The Cross means that I can live free and unashamed.
  3. 3. THE FULL CLEAR MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL. Both the lives we live and the words we speak are a witness to our faith in Jesus Christ as our Saviour. The message of the Gospel is that Jesus died for us and rose again. He lives today to save, to heal, to bless and to fill us with His Spirit. Praise God for the full clear message of the Gospel. We are not ashamed to believe it, to live it and to share it.

Be blessed, encouraged and unashamed!

Eddie.

1 Comment

  1. Andy says:

    Not being ashamed means being prepared to speak about what Christ spoke about and in his name. Not hiding our light under a bushel or refraining from taking g an opportunity to speak about the God of the Bible and Hia Son Jesus. Never giving up on our faith or our recognition that we are only saved if we are friends of Jesus as no love is greater that when one dies for their friends. The only Shane we should have is the shame that we, in our imperfect state, have felt shame we we need not have. Constant prayer, ministry and good association will assist us in avoiding shame.

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