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I Speak This to Your Shame (1 Corinthians 15:34)

Introductory Thoughts

There are people everywhere who are not saved, no matter where anyone lives. In addition to that, there may also be those who do not even have the knowledge of God. Unfortunately, many believers take for granted that all those who live in certain developed nations of the world have heard the gospel of Christ. This simply is not true. As fewer preach and teach the gospel of God’s grace, the number of those ignorant of these truths continues to increase exponentially. In addition to this, those propagating damnable doctrines continue to muddy the message of salvation. These realities increase the responsibility of true believers to be better ambassadors for Christ. Paul expressed these truths when writing to the believers in Corinth. He told them about the ignorance of some in their midst and put the blame squarely upon those who knew the truth and refused to witness.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): Many do not know the true gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Some consider their good works sufficient to earn them a place in heaven. This is absolutely wrong (Galatians 1:6-9). Find yourself a good gospel tract. Smile and say, I would like to give you something good to read, as you hand it to someone.
  • (For everyone): Who is responsible for sharing the gospel to those in your family who are without God? What about those in your community? How are you accountable, in part, for their ignorance?
  • Though many are ashamed of the gospel of Christ, the true shame lies in not sharing the gospel with others. Why is it a shameful thing to be silent concerning the gospel?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask God to remind you of those that do not know Him.
  • Thank the Lord for the time when someone gave you the gospel.


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