Presentation on theme: "Being Ashamed of Jesus. Mark 8:38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will."— Presentation transcript:
Being Ashamed of Jesus
Mark 8:38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels. So are you ashamed of the Lord or what he says? Think about how this affects us in our lives and how it will affect us in the future.
Being Ashamed of Jesus John 12:42-43 Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. The persecution and shame shouldnt come as a surprise to us.
Being Ashamed of Jesus John 15:18-20 If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Luke 6:23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
Being Ashamed of Jesus Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Being Ashamed of Jesus How does this manifest itself in our world today? We are still in a sinful and adulterous generation that is offended at Jesus and His words. Do we stand up for Christ or hide Him somewhere?
Being Ashamed of Jesus What happens when you go to work? John 3:18-21 Or….among Family Matthew 10:33-37 In front of government officials or law. Acts 9:29 Our shame and pride hinders our spreading of the gospel.
Being Ashamed of Jesus Matthew 16:26-27 For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. Can you truly call yourself a disciple if you are ashamed of Christ?
Being Ashamed of Jesus What should we be doing? We should be rejoicing in our hardships! Acts 5:41 So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. Peter and John saw it as an opportunity to grow.
Being Ashamed of Jesus Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Lets see further how they realized that they counted themselves worthy to suffer for His name.
Being Ashamed of Jesus I Peter 4:12-13 Beloved think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christs sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
Being Ashamed of Jesus We need to remember that sharing in the rewards and success means also sharing in the hardship. Matthew 10:24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!
Being Ashamed of Jesus We should be convinced that the glory we will receive is so much better than the trials we may face as a servant of Jesus. II Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
Being Ashamed of Jesus Remember that God is for us. Hebrews 2:11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better, that is a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for HE has prepared a city for them.
Being Ashamed of Jesus Our reward is great, much greater than anything here and it will last for eternity. Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Being Ashamed of Jesus Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Let us not be ashamed of Jesus or His words and totally commit ourselves to spreading the gospel and being a servant of God.
Being Ashamed of Jesus Have you become a Christian? Without Jesus as your savior you will perish in your sins. Romans 1:16 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. Do you need to repent for some public sin as a Christian?