“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.” Romans 1.16
“The gospel of Christ” – the hope of the world! How could one ever be ashamed to deliver HOPE to anyone? When our fear of man becomes greater than our fear of God, we have crossed a line into unbelief. If I believe that God is Who He says He is, then that knowledge alone should give me boldness to not be ashamed of the gospel of Christ. I heard of an evangelist once who would come to a church and a town for revival, and he would say to the preacher, “Who is the come and he would be saved.
Do we believe there is power in the gospel? The gospel is not just the words of man told to another man or woman. The gospel is “the power of God unto salvation to EVERYONE that believes …” Our responsibility is simply to deliver the message of hope. The rest is up to the Holy Spirit. There must never be any attempt to manipulate the sinner into getting saved. God is a gentleman and He will not run rough shod over the will of man. So don’t be hesitant to share the gospel. God will honor His Word and the Holy Spirit will speak to the heart of a sinner but it is the sinner who must be willing to receive the Savior.
Perhaps today each one of us could find someone who is without Christ and give our personal testimony and share the gospel. Then, let’s see what God will do. Just my thoughts …