Passage 39: Are you ashamed of the Good News?

For I am not ashamed of the Good News, since it is God’s powerful means of bringing salvation to everyone who keeps on trusting, to the Jew especially, but equally to the Gentile.

Romans 1:16 (Complete Jewish Bible)

Reflection

Today (2020 July 17), an earthquake woke the whole family up around 7AM. It was a bit scary. It made me think of how it might be during the end of days (if we are not yet on the birth pangs of the last days).

It made me think of my priorities: of what matters to me most and of how to live the present before my time will finally come to an end.

This Bible passage made me reflect on the following:

Am I ashamed of the Good News?

Am I ashamed to let people know that I believe in Jesus as my Messiah and King?

Am I ashamed to spread the Good News?

Did I spend time to share the good news to the Jews first and then to the gentiles?

When I die, do I have the face to claim that I believe in Jesus as my savior if I am ashamed now to claim him as my savior?

Challenge

Be proud that you believe in the Good News of Salvation.

Proud Believer

Stand your ground and face people with integrity and pride that you have come to know Jesus as your Messiah and King.

Befunky Stand your ground

Share the Good News of Salvation to people asking the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God) to guide you and anoint you.

Reach out to God

Prayer

Father in Heaven, I thank you for this life.

And I thank you for giving me the opportunity to love my family and enjoy the companionship of my friends.

Thank you for keeping us safe despite calamities.

Thank you for keeping us healthy during the pandemic.

Thank you for giving us a fast recovery when we are ill and sick.

Thank you Father for blessing us.

Father in Heaven, give us (my family and I) a chance to spread the good news to people.

Give us an opportunity to claim that we are blessed and proud to have known Jesus as our Messiah and King.

Father, you have always been blessing us and protecting us.

Please bless my friends, relatives, colleagues, teammates, friends, and clients abundantly as well.

This I ask through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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