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About Unashamed of Jesus

Founder and Evangelist of Unashamed of Jesus ministries Bachelors Degree in Practical Ministry from Trinity College of the Bible and Seminary

Jesus Paid It All

And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. Luke 18:33

One of the amazing things about the Resurrection of Christ is the accuracy in the prophecy and its fulfillment. Throughout Jesus ministry he predicts his death and resurrection, this is not a coincidence this was the plan of salvation by God for us!

We can go back the very beginning in Genesis and see the first prophecy of Christ.

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Genesis 3:15

The seed is Jesus Christ and even though Jesus crushed the head of the serpent (defeating Satan) at the cross, he was bruised (crucified ) for our sins. But Jesus paid it ALL

Or how about the Prophet Isaiah foretelling the crucifixion of Christ 700 years before it happened!

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

Or how about King David prophesying about the crucifixion of the Messiah

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. Psalm 22:16

This was not an accident, God had a redemption plan for humanity through Jesus Christ! On that cross he took the penalty of our sins, but not his sins as he didn’t have any. Jesus paid it all for us so we can become reconciled back to our Heavenly Father

Did you receive him as your Lord and Savior? Did you ask for forgiveness of your sins? Jesus Paid It All for You, Give your Life to Him Amen!

Good News Tract

  • Have You Heard The Good News?

The Good News is Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead

  • What Is The Good News?

The word Gospel in the Bible simply means “Good News” The Good News is that Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead so we may inherit eternal life through Jesus.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas (Peter), then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 1 Corinthians 15:2-6

  • Why Is This Good News?

The Good News (Gospel) is that because of the love Jesus demonstrated on the cross for us, by his sacrifice we can be forgiven for our sins and become “ Born Again”

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

 

  • Who Needs To Be Saved?

EVERYONE! The Bible teaches us that everyone has sinned against God and will face judgement. However the Good News Is Jesus paid the penalty for our sins so we can become “Born Again” through Jesus Christ

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

  • Who Can Become Saved?

EVERYONE! Doesn’t matter what race, color, or gender you are. Doesn’t matter what you have done, you can become reconciled with God and be saved through Jesus Christ

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved Romans 10:13

  • So what must you do to become saved?

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved Romans 10:9

If you are ready to receive Jesus , say this prayer with me:  Heavenly Father, I confess I’m a sinner and please forgive me of these sins. I believe and receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior,  Amen!

Trust in Jesus

For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Luke 18:25

Often we have heard this expression and passed over it, and figured Jesus wasn’t speaking to us. However if you live in the Western world, you are richer than like 97% of the entire world. We take a lot for granted in our isolated lives. We believe having things like running water and food on the table are provided, but the majority of the world don’t even have these basic things.

What’s my point? My point is you are probably relying on your money more than God and not even realize it. When you pay the monthly rent or mortgage, do you thank God for providing that or assume because you work you provided that? Or when you sit down at the dinner table , do you thank God for the food or assume you provided that food?

See this is why Jesus spoke against money, because the more we have the more spiritually lazy we become. We become blinded by ourselves believing that we can sustain ourselves and not rely on God to sustain us

And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Luke 18:26-27

After Jesus made this statement, they asked “Who can be saved then”? Everyone can become saved through Jesus Christ. By your faith in Jesus you can become saved. You cant be saved by your money, you cant be saved by anything in this world except Christ alone

Put your faith and trust in Jesus , for all things are possible with God! Amen!

God Alone

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? Luke 18:18

Heres a great question that was asked, what do we have to do to be saved? Seems like a simple question that should have a simple answer, but if you ask multiple people you might get multiple answers. Notice the young ruler is addressing Jesus as Master , so he understands who Jesus is

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Luke 18:19

Jesus hear makes a profound statement that most people don’t get at first. He says “Why do you call me good, nobody is good but God”. So think about this, if God is the only one “good” meaning sinless, then Jesus must be God. If Jesus wasn’t God, then he wouldn’t be good (sinless) therefor there would be no atonement for your sin. Think about that, Jesus is revealing he is God right here!

Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. Luke 18:22

Then the young man goes through all the commandments he keeps, trying to persuade Jesus that he is righteous enough for Gods Kingdom. Notice what Jesus says to him “Sell all your stuff and give it to the poor” Ouch, this is not what the young man was expecting.

You see we have a heart issue. We can do a lot “religious stuff” to prove to people we are righteous but who owns your heart? Is your heart consumed with serving Jesus or is your heart consumed with making money or getting more stuff?

When we become Born Again we receive a New Heart, and that Heart will live for Jesus Amen!

The Tale of Two Men

Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. Luke 18:10

Jesus taught a parable about 2 men, one a Pharisee (Religious Leader) and the other a Publican (Tax Collector) Now before we get into this story our first assumption or guess is that a Pharisee is greater in Gods eyes rather than a Publican. However as Jesus teaches in this story, God judges and views us from the heart and not our outwardly appearance.

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. Luke 18:11-12

The Pharisee loved God but exalted himself too much. He believes his acts make him righteous, however we must understand that none of us are righteous. Even if you got to Church every week, tithe , and sing in the choir, you are a wretched sinner. There is only one who was ever righteous and that is Jesus Christ, because of his works he makes us righteous.

Now you might say, “Why bother doing anything then”? We don’t do things for God to make ourselves righteous, we do things for God because we love him and want to honor him for giving us salvation!

And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. Luke 18:13

The sinful Publican came to the temple, not with his righteous acts but with a repentful heart. While the Pharisee boasted about his works, the Publican stood before God with fear and remorse of his sinful state. Until you come to true repentance you cant be saved

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 18:14

As Jesus said in the Kingdom, the first will be last and the last will be first! What does that mean? Whoever humbles themselves as a servant for God will be exalted and those who exalt themselves will become lowered.

Pride leads to destruction, humble yourself at the foot of the cross! Repent of your wickedness and you shall be saved in Jesus Christ!

Days Of Noah

And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:26

Many books and movies were made to predict what it will be like before Christs return. Many people are watching the news daily to see if there are signs of his second coming. However Jesus told us what it was going to be like before his return

Jesus said the time of his return will be just like the “Days of Noah”. So what were the Days of Noah like?

They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Luke 17:27

Even though Noah was preaching to the people to Repent for 100 years, nobody listened, and they went about their daily lives partying and ignoring God. Eventually judgement came to the world and everyone perished except Noah and his family because they had faith in God and listened to his instructions

Now this may not be a popular story to hear and we may not like it. But truth is not dictated by our feelings. If God is just, then there are consequences for our sins. Unless you become reconciled with God through Christ, judgement will be upon You

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Luke 17:28-29

The same with the Days of Lot, wickedness and sinfulness filled these cities and everyone refused to repent. Again you see people living and partying, ignoring God. Even though Christ himself came down with Angels (Genesis 18) to warn the people they would not repent

Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Luke 17:30

So what does the world look like today? Wickedness, evil, and immorality all around us. People partying, distracted with themselves, nobody is listening to God. The times seem very similar , are you ready for the return of Christ?