by Daniel Rodgers

The Fellowship Of The Unashamed
Daniel Rodgers
Philippians 1:20
Sunday, March 25, 2007

TEXT: Philip. 1:20, According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

POEM: The following poem was written by Dr. Bob Moorhead. I would like to share it with you.

I Am Part of the "Fellowship of the Unashamed"

I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast.
I've stepped over the line. The decision has been made.
I am a disciple of His.
I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.
I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning,
smooth knees, colorless dreams,
tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals!
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity,
position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity.
I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised,
regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith,
love by patience, live by prayer, and labor by power.

My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow,
my way is rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured,
lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the
presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy,
ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I am a disciple of Jesus.
I won't give up, shut up, let go, slow up
until I've preached up, Prayed up, Paid up, Stored up,
and Stayed up for the cause of Christ.
I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know,
and work till He stops.
And when He comes to get His own, He'll have no problems
recognizing colors will be clear ...

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