by Ken Trivette

Not Ashamed
Ken Trivette
Romans 9:33, 10:11

1. I read about a pastor that was visiting some of his members. He stopped at a home, knocked on the door. No one came to the door although he could hear the TV and noticed the car was in the driveway. He finally left a note that read, "Revelation 3:20, 'Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.'" The following Sunday, the member he visited, dropped this note in the offering plate: "Genesis 3:10, 'And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.'"

2. All of us have had our embarrassing moments. However, there is one area in which we should never be guilty of being embarrassed or ashamed and that is the matter of being a Christian.

3. We live in a world and society that can be intimidating to the Christian. Young people in high school can be SOCIALLY intimidated and made to feel embarrassed about being a Christian. Because you are not in the "in" crowd and do what the "in" crowd does and go where the "in" crowd goes and the peer pressure that goes along with it all can make you a bit ashamed and intimidated about being a Christian.

4. Young people in our colleges and universities can be INTELLECTUALLY intimidated and made to feel inferior because they believe the Bible to be the Word of God and Jesus Christ to be the Son of God and the Saviour of the world. Some professor with his PhD, wearing a shirt, tie and jacket that doesn't match and hair that looks like it hasn't been combed in a month, gets up in front of a class and in his intellectual tones starts pushing his humanistic ideology and evolutionary theories and ridicules the Bible and seeks to pull the pillars out from under ones faith making those who believe the Bible to feel they are uneducated and foolish to believe such things.

5. Such professors make me think of a professor that ...

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