“Not Ashamed” (Video)
Preacher, Mickey Aquilino
Sermon given on Sunday, January 26th, 2019 @ Parkside
The Gospel is God’s solution for the human condition—our only salvation from sin and death. So why does the Good News of Jesus Christ offend people? In sharp contrast, why wasn’t Paul ashamed to preach it? We’ll consider these questions, and learn how to live as Christians, as we discover the objective truths that transcend culture, place, and time.
8First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. 9For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you 10always in my prayers, asking that somehow by God’s will I may now at last succeed in coming to you. 11For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— 12that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. 13I do not want you to be unaware, brothers,c that I have often intended to come to you (but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians,d both to the wise and to the foolish. 15So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
The Righteous Shall Live by Faith
16For 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. 17For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,e as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”f
English Standard Versoin
c 13 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
d 14 That is, non-Greeks
e 17 Or beginning and ending in faith
f 17 Or The one who by faith is righteous shall live