0512 – Do Not Be Ashamed of the Gospel 不以福音为耻

Romans 1:16-17 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. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

When we preach the Gospel, we shouldn’t be dismayed, sad or feel rejected when we get a negative reaction from people, because there is power in the Word to cut through the soul, and we are not the ones who are attacked but the Word.

Hebrews 4:12-13 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

We also need to know that the Word will accomplish, and it will even continue to work even after we are gone. Understanding this will give us more confidence in preaching the Gospel because we know it is effective.

Isaiah 55:11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Also, the Gospel will create faith because the Bible says we gain faith by listening to the Word of God.

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.

Furthermore, God Himself will confirm the Word with signs and wonders, such as healing and supernatural conviction.

Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Lastly, we are called to speak the Word, but we are not called to speak about the Word, so we should bring out the Word in a fresh way. If the Word is inside of us in a strong way, it will come out strongly. Know that it is the Word that brings results, so even if we are telling our testimony, we should use the Word as much as possible, because the Word will produce a harvest.

Every time a person hears the Gospel, God records it as a chance to be saved. We are responsible to share the Gospel, but we are free from guilt, because we are not responsible for seeing that people enter into the kingdom. Our job is just to plant the seed, and God will cause it to grow.

Sermon Series: Evangelism


罗马书1:16-17 我不以福音为耻;这福音本是神的大能,要救一切相信的,先是犹太人,后是希腊人。 17因为神的义正在这福音上显明出来;这义是本于信,以至于信。如经上所记:“义人必因信得生。”

当我们传讲福音的时候,若得到人们负面的回应,我们不要因此沮丧气馁,难过或感到受拒绝。因为 神的话语有穿透灵魂的能力,当我们被拒绝时,真正被抵挡的是 神的话,不是我们自身。

希伯来书4:12-13 神的道是活泼的,是有功效的,比一切两刃的剑更快,甚至魂与灵,骨节与骨髓,都能刺入、剖开,连心中的思念和主意都能辨明。 13并且被造的没有一样在他面前不显然的;原来万物在那与我们有关系的主眼前,都是赤露敞开的。


以赛亚书55:11 我口所出的话也必如此,决不徒然返回,却要成就我所喜悦的,在我发他去成就的事上必然亨通。


罗马书10:17 可见,信道是从听道来的,听道是从基督的话来的。


马可福音16:20 门徒出去,到处宣传福音。主和他们同工,用神迹随着,证实所传的道。阿们!

最后,我们受呼召来传讲神的道,并不是来谈论神的道,我们应该以全新的生命活出神的道。如果 神的话语在我们里面坚定扎实,那我们所传讲出来的也就强而有力。我们很清楚地知道话语带来果效,所以当我们分享自身的见证时,也尽可能使用 神的话语,因为这样的话语将会结出丰盛的果实。