The Shame Of Being Ashamed Of The Gospel – Rom 1

From my reading in Romans 1 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

It is a shame to be ashamed of the good news.

If the gospel has changed your life, then why hide it?

Jesus died so that I can have life. If I am ashamed of the gospel, basically I’m saying I appreciate the sacrifice you made for me but I want you just for myself. How selfish!

I am guilty of not sharing when I have been given the opportunity.

Now, this should NOT be a guilt trip that if I am not sharing aggressively all the time than I am sinning. It should be a wake up call to start trying to boldly take opportunities to share when they come up.

Paul is a great example of boldness in sharing. He said,

“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.” Rom 1:16

The gospel is powerful.

When we experience that life changing power personally we should be motivated to share it with others.

Are you ashamed of the gospel? Have you been missing opportunities to share? If so start seizing those opportunities today!


About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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