I am Not Ashamed of The Gospel
Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed [a]from faith to faith; as it is written, "[b]But the righteous man shall live by faith."
1. Why are we ashamed of the Gospel?
A. It is not what the natural man like to hear
1 Corinthians 1:22-23 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
B. Our Image may be shabby
1 Corinthians 1:26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called.Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
2. Why Paul are not ashamed of the Gospel?
A. The Gospel is the power of God for salvation.
B. Identity of Christians- Treasure in Jay of Clay
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk."
3. The rightousness of God
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
4. By faith-what is faith? Accepting God's love, the channel to receive grace.
5. The righteous shall live by faith