Word 4U Today

‘I AM NOT ASHAMED’ (2)

‘I AM NOT ASHAMED’ (2)

As a follower of Christ you can also say,

‘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.’

Our gospel is not education, knowledge, or sophistication, but salvation. It’s not reformation or rehabilitation, but redemption from the penalty and the power of sin.

The Bible says, ‘So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!’ (2 Corinthians 5:17 CEB).

This is not an old car given an overhaul; it’s a shiny new model.

Notice that it says: “In Christ.” By placing your trust in Christ, you are forgiven from all sin, clothed in Christ’s righteousness, made fully acceptable in God’s sight, and qualified for heaven.

You ask, ‘How long does a prayer for salvation have to be?’

The thief on the cross prayed only nine words: ‘…Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom’ (Luke 23:42 NKJV).

The tax collector in the temple prayed only seven words: ‘…God be merciful to me a sinner’ (Luke 18:13 NKJV).

When Peter was sinking in the Sea of Galilee, he only had time for three words: ‘…Lord, save me’ (Matthew 14:30 NKJV).

And the good news is—Christ saved them all. You ask, ‘How do I receive this life-changing power?’

By faith! ‘For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says,

“Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame’’’ (Romans 10:10-11 NIV).

Verse of the Day:

‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel…’ Romans 1:16 NIV

What now?

Write “not ashamed” on the back of your hand today. When someone asks why it’s there, explain about your unashamed faith.

Joy Ferdiz

December 2nd, 2013

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