Unashamed of the Gospel
Paul was totally committed to the gospel. The good news about salvation through Jesus was the apostle's passion. He knew the message was powerful to bring people to faith: Jews and Gentiles alike. Therefore he was not embarrassed at all when he told people how the death of Jesus could bring them to new life.
The gospel message explains how to get right with God. It is not by doing everything right (because we are all sinners). It is God who does the right thing in accepting the death of Jesus as the substitute for the punishment that we deserve (www.crosscheck.org.uk). Everybody who puts their faith in what Jesus has done receives everlasting life.
Many religious teachers urge people to please God by doing more acts of charity, praying more and trying to live a better life. But that is not God's gospel message. We can never do enough to satisfy the righteousness of God, and never eliminate all our sins to satisfy His holiness. Only God's salvation plan can make us right with Him. Our part is simply to believe that Jesus died for us, repenting of our sin and receiving His Holy Spirit. Nothing more, nothing less. So don't be ashamed of the gospel; it is powerful to bring people to Jesus. If you believe in Jesus, share the good news ... at work, where you live, as you travel; when you write or email (you could send them 'CrossCheck').
© Dr Paul Adams