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For I am not Ashamed of the Gospel of God

Romans 1:15-16   So, for my part, I am ready to announce the gospel to you also who are in Rome.  For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believes, both to Jew first and to Greek.

Acts 28:30-31 And he remained two whole years in his own rented dwelling and welcomed all those who came to him, Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, unhindered.

When it comes to the gospel I thank the Lord for Romans 1:15-16 and Acts 28:30-31 amongst others.  The Apostle Paul’s testimony was that he was not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God unto salvation.  What an awesome verse!  But then sometimes there still remains a certain amount of shame to speak of Lord to others?!? Our experience does not seem to match that of Paul.  Well, don’t be discouraged.  Paul used to be a top persecutor and opposer to the church.  If God can transform Paul then he certainly can do the same in us!  Secondly the book of Acts concludes with a great word, UNHINDERED.    He was proclaiming, teaching with all boldness unhindered.  That meant the Lord had a free way on earth through him to do whatever he wanted.  What a pattern!  Pray that the Lord could have a way in you unhindered.  With no barriers between you and him.  Praise the Lord!

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The Christian Meeting part 2

1Corinthians 14:24 But if all prophesy and some unbeliever or unlearned person enters, he is convicted by all, he is examined by all;

25 The secrets of his heart become manifest; and so falling on his face, he will worship God, declaring that indeed God is among you.

26 What then, brothers? Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

 

The Christian meeting is one of mutuality.  The bible never shows that only one man should speak and the rest just listen.  This is not the pattern in the New Testament.  What is revealed in 1 Corinthians 14 is all believers prophesying.  Read 1 Cor. 14:24 which emphasizes the word “all”.  All prophesy, conviction by all, examination by all.  By saying all this includes every believer.  In verse 25 the result  from all prophesying or speaking for the Lord is that others will realize that God is among is!  Furthermore in verse 26 say “each one has”  which is even better.  Each one has something for the building up of the church.  This was the practice of the early church and the teaching of the apostles.  All believers speaking for the Lord.

 

 

 

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Our God is a speaking God

Hebrews 1:1-2 God, having spoken of old in many portions and in many ways to the fathers in the prophets, Has at the last of these days spoken to us in the Son, whom He appointed Heir of all things, through whom also He made the universe;

Our God is a speaking God!  He spoke to the fathers in the prophets in the old testament.  And he is still speaking today in the Son in the new testament!  God speaks in the person of the Son, and the Son is God’s speaking.  He is the Word of God and the speaking of God!  Praise the Lord for the Son!

 

 
 

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