Posted by: towngie | August 9, 2011

Application of the Fighter Verse for August 13/14

Romans 1:16 (listen to the song demo above)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Paul is eager to go to Rome to preach to them the good news of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.  That’s what he says just before this verse. In this verse, he also tells them that he is not ashamed of the gospel. Why? Because it is the POWER of God for salvation to everyone who believes. Paul is eager and not ashamed because of the power that the gospel holds for these people he loves.  It is the power to save them.  Save them from what? Verse 18 says that the wrath of God is “against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men.”  The wrath of God is still against all who are not in Christ.  Are we eager to go to those people? Are we ashamed of the gospel? I am sometimes.

The gospel is the power of God for salvation from the wrath of God. If I were more in touch with this reality, I would be more eager and less ashamed. I would not be afraid of men and would be more longing for them to escape the wrath of God. How about you?

Are you eager to share the gospel with the people around you, your family, your friends, your co-workers?

If you were more aware that the wrath of God were against them and that you had the what was the power to set them free, namely the gospel, would you be more eager?

  • Think about the people you interact most with who are not treasuring Christ.
  • Acknowledge that God’s wrath is against them and that without their turning to him, they will spend eternity in Hell.
  • Ask God to give you an eagerness and to guard you from being ashamed of the gospel. Ask him for opportunities to share this good news with these people.

How will you use this fighter verse song in your life this week? with your spouse? your children? your family? your neighbors?

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