“For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith… (Romans 1:16-17)
I am not ashamed of the gospel! I love these words that were given to us by Paul and they sit very close to my heart. They also are a great encourager. I am not ashamed of the gospel! I do not need to be ashamed of the gospel. Why? Because the gospel is big and bold and beautiful. It is as Paul says, “The power of God for salvation.” Think about that.
The power of God…. for salvation… Not my power, or your power, or any humans ability to claim power. JUST GOD and GOD ALONE can do this thing.
So then what’s the fuss with all of the division and hate. Why do humans go there? Why do humans need to draw lines of whose in and out? I have my suspicions but this is not a blog about that. It is a blog to raise awareness to the fact that you nor I don’t have to be that hate or that division in the world. WE CAN CHOOSE to see the gospel for what it is. Life out of darkness. New Beginnings. New Birth. Hope for something beyond what this world can offer. The Gospel at it’s core is the proclamation of Good News – that there is a loving God which makes way for God’s creation and God’s created to be restored from the trauma of brokenness caused by the disruption of sin. (The ways we create broken relationships in the world.)
The things we do that foster healing healthy relationships are acts of living fully into the gospel message, something we do not have to be ashamed of as it is a faithful expression of what Christ has done for you; created room for you to live in a healing healthy relationship with God and others.
These are the things we name #Sings4life. The everyday actions of entering into the gospel message of renewal and restoration with and for your neighbor to bring healing and wholeness into the world.
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Have a beautiful day walking in the gospel message.
Your Servant in Christ, Pastor ChickNic