Sunday, January 8, 2017
BOLD —NOT ASHAMED
Not Ashamed of the gospel
Mike Teel, Pastor
Romans 1:16-17 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
PAUL’S CHALLENGE TO BE CONFIDENT
Why might Paul be ashamed of the Gospel?
1. Roman way of life
3. Our task
PAUL AFFIRMS HIS CONFIDENCE
Paul gave us several reasons why he was not ashamed of the Gospel.
1. THE ORIGIN OF THE GOSPEL —For I am not ashamed of the gospel (16a)
-I Corinthians 15:1-4
2. THE OPERATION OF THE GOSPEL —because it is the power of God that brings salvation (16b)
3. THE OUTCOME OF THE GOSPEL —because it is the power of God that brings salvation (16c)
4. THE OUTREACH OF THE GOSPEL —to everyone who believes (16d)
LIVE IT OUT
> How do you know the power of God in your life?
> How are you demonstrating you are Not Ashamed of the Gospel through your life?