Adam's Road-Music and Testimony

Audio File: 
Speaker: 
Dr. Rich McCarrell
Date: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

For more information on Adam's Road or to invite them to your church: www.adamsroadministry.com

 

"We are a Christian, non-profit ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song and testimony. Through the power of God’s Word and by the grace of God, all four of us have been unshackled from religious bonds, rescued out of Mormonism, and brought into a personal and saving relationship with Jesus. By the transforming power of the Gospel, we who once were blind, lost, and dead are now new creations in the Lord Jesus Christ; the old has passed away, and the new has come."

  

“What does it mean to not be  ashamed of the Gospel (Romans 1:16)?”

In Romans 1, Paul addresses the Gentile believers at Rome and begins by explaining his mission, which was to preach the gospel to everyone. He concludes his explanation by saying, “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. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed - a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith’” (Romans 1:16-17; cf. Habakkuk 2:4).

So, when Paul says that he is not ashamed of the gospel, he is  saying his confidence in the gospel is not misplaced. There is no disgrace in declaring it.

Just as Paul placed his confidence in the gospel of Christ, so can we. We can proclaim with boldness the truths that God has  revealed in His Word, with no fear that our confidence is misplaced.

To live unashamed of the gospel means we proclaim it, but it also means we apply it to our lives and show we believe it. Paul’s life choices supported his message. He did not preach one thing and live another. We are “ashamed of the gospel” when we allow sin in our lives to go unchecked - or - are not allowing its truth to penetrate our lives so that others see its changing power. To live unashamed of the gospel means that we, like Paul, allow it to dominate our lives to the extent that everyone within our sphere of influence can see that we have “been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).

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