The most basic element of a church is that we are a group of individuals who have been saved by grace through faith and are now unashamed of Jesus Christ and His message. Sadly, many modern churches are very confused on shame. What they should be ashamed of, they are proud of, and what they shouldn’t be ashamed of, of that, they are ashamed! I learned long ago that Jesus called me not to be ashamed of Him or His message. Romans 1:16 clearly informs us of the attitude we should have if we call ourselves a Christian: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
I hope you will take the time to watch this sermon that I preached on July 2, 2017 and learn how to restore the biblical balance concerning shame in your life and, perhaps, even in your church’s life.