HOST: Michael Whitworth
SPONSOR: Logos Bible Software
So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
When we think of confessing Christ, we typically think of the quick and easy step that usually immediately precedes baptism. Following the example of the Eunuch in Acts 8, we, standing before our friends and family, confidently state: “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God” (Acts 8:37). But as Christians, we must understand that confession is not reserved for that singular time in our lives. We must be willing to confess Christ at any time and under any circumstances. The annals of church history are filled with stories of valiant Christians who were ordered to denounce their faith in Christ or die an unspeakable death. Under those unimaginable circumstances, they courageously confessed their belief and faith in Christ even to death. We may never face those kinds of situations, but in the course of our own lives, we must always be ready and willing to wear the name of Christ proudly. When we face ridicule or mocking, we must confess Him. When we face being ostracized, we must confess Him. When we face the loss of friends or opportunities, we must confess Him. May God give us the courage and strength, both through our words and lives, to confess Christ!
Why is it so important that we are willing to confess Christ?
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