I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes—to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For in the gospel, a righteousness from God is revealed by faith, for faith, just as it is written, “The righteous will live by faith.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
We are reminded of Paul’s eagerness to preach the gospel of Christ to all people, both Jews, and gentiles. We pray that you would give us a Spirit to share this good news with others. Lord, it is astounding that anyone would not want to hear the truth—that you sent your Son to save us from our sins. Still, we clam up when we have the chance to share the good news of what Jesus has done for us. Forgive us when the world intimidates us to say nothing. While those around us may reject your love, mercy, and grace, it does not mean your salvation is a lie. Here are the facts: Jesus came here, died for our sins on the cross, and rose from the dead to remove all our sins. For everyone who believes in Jesus, your gracious gift of salvation is given to them. You sent Jesus to be the sacrifice for our sins, Jesus sent the Spirit for us to believe, and we are restored to you through faith. We now live by faith which means loving you through our faith and others as we love ourselves. We pray that you would be with each of us to overcome the world’s intimidation and share the good news with those who do not know you and are not living by faith. We pray that your Spirit will go out and bless the seeds of the gospel when we share that good news with others. So that we continue to live by faith, knowing your gospel will exactly do what you intend. Amen
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
Living by faith in the gospel means we not only know God loves us and Jesus has forgiven us but also trust it. So when we fall into sin’s temptation, we can turn to Jesus and ask him for forgiveness knowing he already paid for that sin.