A Ministry of Survivors Sent to Revive

NEVER BE ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Scriptures:  2 Tim. 1:8-12, Phil. 2:19-24, Rom. 1:6-17, 1 Tim. 2:1-7, Rom. 8:28, 11:14-18, 37-39, 1 Cor. 15:54-58 and 1 Tim. 6:20

None of us like to feel ashamed, which in essence is derived from painful feelings of guilt for improper behavior; something regrettable. Too often, we do not relate our shame of the Gospel to our disbelief.

The Apostle Paul a persecutor of the early church who endured much suffering in spreading the Gospel is seen questioning his son in the faith Pastor Timothy on what it means to him to follow the pattern set before him.  In other words, in knowing that commitment to the Gospel will result in suffering are you willing to remain fully committed and disciplined in teaching the pattern to others? 

In retrospect, Timothy was asked to authenticate his belief and confront what could separate him from the love of God. The Apostle Paul was never ashamed of the Gospel and the sufferings which accompanied the holy calling because he was confident in who he believed. You see, when we regret our actions it is because we are not persuaded in our convictions.

Pastor Michael (“Mike”) Pittman

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