Romans 1:16 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.
I am not ashamed. Do you know what that means? What is the Gospel? The Gospel is many things, salvation, christ, God’s love to man, etc… In essence the core beliefs of christianity. The only problem is that too often we are ashamed. Too often we don’t want to talk about christ with others. Often courage is lacking in such a big way that we can’t even begin to turn a conversation to God. It is as if christ doesn’t totally empower us to do all things. Christians so often lack backbone, they laugh at That’s what she said jokes, they endure lockerroom talk, they enjoy crude talk. Speak up! Pick up your trembling heart and say something. Christians don’t need to be goody two shoes, but they ought to stand up to wrong, even when that wrong comes from a friend. Think of a friend, any friend, and make a mental note of correcting them next time they say something inappropriate. And then do it. If your friend is christian then he or she will appretiate it, but if he or she is not a christian, then why are you with them? The time to act is now, not later. You’ve got one life, and one judging session with God, act now and speak up.