Paul describes himself as a timid speaker. However, his faith was bold and decisive because it was based in a truth that demanded to be shared. The good news of gospel of Christ is transformational in expansive ways. Throughout history, those people who had been given this word to share, were so moved by it that it often condemned them to imprisonment and death. Yet they did share and boldly. Here Paul speaks of the power of the gospel to unite people, not just with God, but under God. This message was worth his imprisonment. In today’s Christianity, the message is still relevant, but those who already have it don’t seem to be as bold or willing to suffer. They have bought into the institutionalized lethargy hidden in western culture. Here Paul sets the tone. Are we willing to be in chains to share this message of unity with God? Are we willing to face imprisonment and persecution for the good of our future brothers and sisters in Christ? We should be.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts