Pastor Corner
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28   Entries 1-5 of 139
January 2, 2017, 11:13 PM

Of what are you not ashamed...

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." - Romans 1:16 (NIV 2011)

Having watched a great deal of football games over the holidays, I have seen my fair shair of "interesting fans."  I'm sure you have seen the same ones.  What causes some of these people to do these things...painted faces, bare bellies, crazy hair, interesting clothing, etc.? They love their team.  They are not ashamed of their team.  Granted, some of them are not ashamed only because their team is doing well this time.  However, some would do it just because they love their team; no matter the score...even if their team goes scoreless.  Truly, they are not ashamed.

These fans have something that we, as believers, should take to heart.  They believe that their team has a chance even when the odds are stacked against them.  Why? Because they believe in their team.  They believe that their team is the best, even when they aren't.  Why? Because they believe in their team.  Truly, they are not ashamed of their team.

What would happen if we took that attitude to the Gospel?  Then, that would be exactly what we are being told to do in Romans 1:16.  We are not to be ashamed of the Gospel...ever.  No matter the odds; no matter whether we think we are doing good; no matter we believe things are going right...ever.  We are not to be ashamed of the Gospel. Why?  Because it has the power of God behind it, not us.  It is not our power but God's power that drives this.

Why are we unashamed of a team that does us nothing but provide us, at most, a temporary joy when they win?  We should be unashamed of a Gospel that gives us hope of eternal life.  And, if we are not ashamed, we should share it with someone else. After all, we have no problems sharing who our favorite team is!

In Christ, 

Bro. Grant


Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28   Entries 1-5 of 139