For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Romans 1:16
Rebecca Pippert wrote, “As our cultural landscape becomes increasingly secular, secularism does not have the power to erase our human longings for meaning and worth. If anything, it increases them…. So even if people can’t quite articulate what they feel they are missing, the longing and wistfulness are there. But they will not know where to look unless Christians both live and tell the good news of what God has done for all in Christ.”
We don’t have to summon up boldness like an ironsmith pumping the bellows. Acts 4:13 says, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.” The Early Church was filled with the Spirit of Jesus, and thus filled with boldness.
Never be ashamed of the Gospel. Spend time with Jesus, be filled with the Spirit, and tell the Good News of what God has done for all in Christ.
We need to learn again to share our faith in a confident, compassionate, compelling way in this new, post-Christian world. Rebecca Pippert