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, for the Jews first and also for the Greek”
Sometimes preaching the gospel sounds “uncool” in some environments you find yourself in. Maybe at work, school or any other social gathering. You are afraid of being judged and being perceived as the “Spiritual brother or Sister”, you don’t want to sound churchy or too fanatic so you have decided to roll with the tide.
Have you stopped to ask why you feel that way? Well, I’ve got an answer for you; it’s simply because “YOU ARE ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL”. Accept it or not, that’s the hard truth. If you are that ashamed of making the fame of Jesus known, what do you expect Jesus to think of you? Here’s what He thinks;
Matthew 10:33 “But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven”
He wasn’t kidding when He said this and do you know why? He faced the worst shame ever when he offered up himself to be humiliated and crucified just for you and I.
“He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word.
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. Unjustly condemned, he was led away.
No one cared that he died without descendants, that his life was cut short in midstream. But he was struck down for the rebellion of my people. He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal, he was put in a rich man’s grave” Isaiah 53: 7-9
That was his experience right there just because of His undying love for us; He couldn’t be bothered, He felt no shame about going all the way for us. No shame at all. Here’s how to live unashamed of the gospel too;
“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.” Heb 12:2-3
I am not asking you to preach at people or over their heads so they will know you are a Christian. Be an example in deed and in truth and never be ashamed to shout His fame as often as you get the opportunity to no matter where you find yourself.