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.
This is the final verse in our series this year, and as we wrap up season 3 of Essential Verses (The Gospel Path) I want to remind you of the reason that we worked so hard to hide these verses in our hearts.
The Gospel is “good News,” not meant to be hidden or kept quiet, but proclaimed to all the world. The Gospel is the power of God for Salvation. Think of that, the power of almighty God is in the Gospel. The power to transform a life completely and totally. The power to make all things new. The Gospel is power over sin, and death, and judgment. The Gospel is our hope and future. The Gospel is our hope and our mission – hope for our future and our mission to share with others. We have hidden these verses in our heart, not just to meditate on them for our own good, but to share them with others. Too many people horde the Gospel message to themselves for fear of offending others. The Gospel guarantees offense, but it also promises redemption from sins.
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.