Sunday, 17th October, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"It’s news I’m most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else!" (Romans 1:16 MSG)
The Apostle Paul was passionate about the Gospel and proclaimed it with all passion, boldness, audacity, faith, and conviction. In Romans 1:16-17, he said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
If you love Jesus, you’ll be passionate about His message and about serving Him. If you truly believe that the message of the Gospel has changed your life, you’ll be bold to speak about it openly; you’ll be bold to reach out to others with the Gospel you’ve received.
Never be shamefaced about Christ, the message of the Gospel or your identity with Him. At every opportunity, preach the Gospel. You might say, “I don’t know what to say”; begin with your testimony of Christ—how He changed your life. Talk about our inextricable oneness with Him, His liquid and unconditional love for all, His grace, mercy and kindness.
Be impenitent about your love for Jesus. Don’t be ashamed of who you are in Him, and don’t let others make you ashamed of what you believe. Jesus said, “For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels” (Luke 9:26). If you think Jesus changed your life, you have to be bold to talk about it; be bold to express it; be bold to tell others what Jesus Christ means to you and what He’s done in your life. You’re a witness of who He is.
"Dear Father, you’re gracious and kind; thank you for your steadfast love that never ceases, your faithfulness that’s ever sure. Thank you for your grace; the grace of salvation that’s upon all men, and for the courage, guidance, and leading of the Spirit for all your children, as they preach the Gospel today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 & Jeremiah 1-2
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 6:22-29 & 2 Kings 3