Today’s Verse

GO ye therefore and teach all nations.

Matthew 28:19

Tuesday, August 16

If someone were to say to you as the Philippian jailer said to Paul, “What must I do to be saved?” could you answer him? If not, you need to learn how to “preach the gospel” or share your faith.

Most of the time, people are not going to approach us, so we have to approach them. Jesus said, “GO.” Do you have enough of a BURDEN to be BOLD with the gospel? 

Are you standing on the sidelines saying, “Send me in, Lord!” or are you hiding behind the water cooler hoping He’ll forget you are on His team?

Paul says, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.” “Ashamed” has as its root the idea of feeling disgraced or embarrassed. Therefore, Paul is saying that he is not embarrassed or humiliated by the gospel. Paul clearly states, “I have complete confidence in the gospel.” 

Paul believed the gospel was SUPREME. The three major schools of thought in his day were Roman, Greek and Hebrew. Paul had studied the power of the Romans, the wisdom of the Greeks and the religion of the Jews. He was absolutely convinced that the gospel exceeded them all! 

When we truly understand the grace of God in the message of the cross, we too believe that it is SUPREME above all the contemporary religions and philosophies of the world. Christians should never feel like ignorant hayseeds in an intellectual society but as ambassadors from God. II Corinthians 5:20 says, “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” Let’s all be great ambassadors today! Represent Him well.

Weekly Memory Verse

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Romans 8:13

"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t."
- Martin Van Buren

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