“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.” (Romans 1:16)
January 20, 2020 - Jesus said that if we are ashamed of him to others, he will be ashamed of us to the Father.
I am not ashamed of the gospel of our Lord, no, I praise it for it is the power of God manifest, first in Christ Jesus and forever in our Holy Bible.
“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:17)
First came the Law of Moses, an impossible set of rules and laws that no one could follow save and except the Lord Jesus.
Then came Jesus Christ, the Son of God in human form to save the sinner from himself.
By Jesus’ death and resurrection the Law of Moses is no more, all things now come by grace for all who believe, “from faith for faith.”
Faith, the trust that Jesus had in the Father allowed him to endure the pain and agony of death on the cross, his death giving all who would believe in him, through faith, the power of God in salvation.
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” (Romans 10:4)
“So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17)
The printed words of Christ, the Bible brings salvation to all who will believe in him as Lord, delivered both by the Bible and by the preaching of good men who are called to preach the gospel of our Lord to the world.
“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36)
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2)
Step forth in faith brothers, becoming living reflections of the goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Become an example, a reflection, that all can see the joy of living in Christ Jesus. It is through our lives that the Lord is seen by the world, it is by our lives that Jesus Christ is judged by those who do not know him. It is our duty as his followers to present him as he is, Lord of all and savior to the world.
“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophesy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” (Romans 12:6-8)
Step forth today and become a living reflection of our Lord, bringing his joy and peace to the world around you. May his blessings by upon you and his peace be within you…