How Many People Know?

By Josiah Wygant

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Are you not ashamed of the gospel?

Think about that question because saying and doing are very different things... People say they love Jesus but their actions say otherwise..

Are you more worried what other people think, more than what God thinks.? How many people truly know that you are a Christian.?

When you go to your school or your job, can anybody tell by your actions that you believe in God or can they not tell the difference between what you believe and how you act?

You may be the only example of Christ they have and if they can't tell the difference between your walk and their walk, then they are not going to walk with God.

Do the people even know that the God of your life is in your life?

When somebody who doesn't believe in God loses somebody in their family or gets sick or something, do they think to go to you for prayer because they don't know where else to go??

And when did Jesus become our personal secret for no one else to know?

Are you serious?

Jesus didn't get stretched out on the cross so you could keep Him a secret!!

A lot of Christians are too worried about other people's opinions when we know we should only care for God's opinion.

I don't even know what's worse, nobody knowing I am a Christian or the only people knowing that I am a Christian are the people in my church.

But what we have to understand is people sacrifice their lives to spread the love of Jesus throughout the earth.

What if Jesus was less concerned about spreading the gospel and cared more about what other people said?

But no, He stood for what was right, just so everybody in the world could know that

(God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever

believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16)

We can't just say "oh that's the pastor's job to tell people about Christ tho."

No that's completely wrong

In Mark it says go preach the gospel..

(Mark 16:15

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.)

Jesus told this to the disciples, and keep in mind that the disciples were ordinary people, they weren't preachers or some famous people, they were normal people, just like you and me.

We have to go tell people about Jesus instead of keeping Him a secret.. When was the last time you told someone about Jesus Christ? Stop being scared what people think and start telling people about Jesus.. And start acting like Jesus instead of acting like the rest of the world.

Does anybody know that you are a Christian by your actions or does everybody think that you are a Christian because of you're acting?

We need to stop treating our walk with God like we are expecting full-time benefits when He's our part-time job.

We have to understand that working for God isn't a part-time thing, it's not a job or a career, it's a lifestyle that you live.

Are you letting His light shine through in your life?

(Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.)

How many more times are you going to deny Jesus before Jesus denies you?????

(Matthew 10:33

But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.)

I encourage you right now to go tell someone about this amazing God.

Do not be ashamed of Him...

Questions:

How many people truly know that you are a Christian?

Have you ever denied Jesus?

Are you more worried about people's opinion or God's opinion?

When was the last time you told someone about Jesus..?