6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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Sadly, we are sometimes ashamed of Jesus. I’m guilty of it, and so are all of you. Sometimes we might not hide our faith, but we don’t go out of the way either to let people know that how much Jesus means to us. “Oh man, my friend will think I’m nuts if I tell him about the Savior. I don’t want to be known as the ‘Jesus-Freak’ at work, so I won’t say anything about my faith unless someone asks me about it first.” Are you ever ashamed of Jesus? I’ve never had a nail driven through my hand. I imagine that would hurt quite a lot. Not to mention the whipping, the beating, and the mocking that Jesus endured. Not to mention the very hell that he suffered for you. And yet we sometimes think, “Oh, I don’t want to bring Jesus into this conversation and ruin this good relationship that I have.” Ashamed of Jesus? Are you ashamed of those nail marks on the hands of your God and the gouging split in his side?

Don’t be ashamed. Those are the wounds that saved you from hell. Jesus did so much for us…let’s do more than just the minimum for him. Actively obey God by pulling the sin weeds out of your heart every day, but passively obey him by allowing him to use you to bring the Gospel to another person. I don’t know the same people you know. Each of you knows people well who don’t know their Savior at all. Each of you has at...

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