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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

Faith In Christ

Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.” Luke 7:48
Who does he think he is? Who can forgive sin except God alone? One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner at his house, and the dinner event turned into something he will never forget.

First this sinful woman shows up at his house uninvited and starts washing the feet of Jesus. The Pharisee is appalled this woman would come into his home but he’s more insulted that Jesus would have anything to do with this woman. The Pharisee says “If this man was a prophet , he would know this woman was a sinner”! (Luke 7:39)

However instead of Jesus rebuking the Pharisee he teaches Peter a lesson about forgiving sin.

For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47

All these Pharisees believe they are more righteous than this woman, yet this woman shows more love and compassion than any of them. How can we expect to be forgiven of our sin when we wont forgive anyone of their sin? We would be a hypocrite, right! The Pharisees were hypocrites, this is why Jesus showed more honor and compassion to the sinful woman

Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?” Luke 7:49

Jesus told this woman your sins are forgiven, who does he think he is? We know who he is, he is the Son of the Living God, Immanuel. He has all power and authority to forgive sin, his deity is being revealed again!

And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7:50

So what did this woman have to do to be saved? Her faith alone in Jesus Christ saved her, she believe he was the Christ and came to him for forgiveness. The work was completed at the cross, come to Jesus to be forgiven!

The Expected One?

Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?” Luke 7:19

Often Christians feel concerned about having doubts or questions about their faith, take notice here, John the Baptist asking his followers to ask Jesus if he is the Messiah?

Now lets think about this for a minute, John the Baptist was born a prophet to be the Messenger of Jesus (Luke 1) fulfilled in the prophecy of Isaiah (Isaiah 40) John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River and saw the Holy Spirit descend down upon him and then heard the voice of the Father confirm “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” (Luke 3)

So how could John the Baptist have doubts who Jesus is? Because even though John was filled with the Holy Spirit he was human. John was eventually executed with his head chopped off, he was a living breathing person just like us. He knew deep inside Jesus is the Messiah but his human nature got in the way of Gods supernatural revelation

And He answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM. “Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.” Luke 7:22-23

What was Jesus response to Johns question? He answered with scripture, Jesus quoted the Messianic prophecy from Isaiah 61, which Jesus earlier stood up in a synagogue and declared he has fulfilled this prophecy (Luke 4)

Jesus fulfilled this prophecy by his actions, everything that was written about him , he has completed it. So what did Jesus think of John the Baptist? He called him the greatest of all prophets (Matthew 11:11)

This is why the Word of God is so essential to your daily life, feelings are not always truthful but the Word of God is always true Amen!

Come To Jesus

for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. Luke 7:7

What is your attitude when you are approaching Jesus? Here is a man who is a Centurion, A Centurion was a Roman military office, so as this man stated he had great power and authority from a worldly perspective.  (Luke 7:8)

But the amazing thing is this Roman Centurion actually recognized who Jesus is and gave him the respect and admiration that he deserved. First he showed humility ands second he showed faith that Jesus was able to heal his servant

Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, “I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.” Luke 7:9

Just as we are amazed this man understood who Jesus is, the Lord marveled at this mans faith. Here is a Roman Gentile Military leader coming to Jesus in faith, while the Jewish religious leaders rejected Christ and wanted him dead

This is the respect and faith we need to come to Jesus with!

Why Do You Call Me Lord?

Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? Luke 6:46

Here is an excellent question Jesus asks here “Why do you call yourself a Christian when you don’t act like a Christian?

The word Lord in the Bible means “Master” deriving from the original Greek word “Kyrie” So if Jesus is your Lord (Master), what does that make you? His slave, bondservant. If Jesus truly isn’t your Master then your not truly a Christian, simple as that. So why do you keep calling Jesus Lord and not listen to anything he says?

Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: Luke 6:47

Jesus expects when you come to him and become saved, you act on his teachings. Meaning you obey his commands and be his servant. This is an expectation by Christ , this is not just a novel idea. Becoming Born Again is not a membership to a Country Club, it’s a transformation of your life

he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. Luke 6:48

Is your life built upon the Rock? Death is coming for everybody, but when you put your hope and faith in Jesus Christ, he is your foundation! Without that foundation , you have no hope or future!

Prayer Life

It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12

The late theologian Leonard Ravenhill said this: “No man is greater than his prayer life, the pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying”

How strong is your prayer life? Seems like an aspect of our life that we ignore or take for granted, however Jesus Christ demonstrated to us repeatedly the importance of continually being in prayer. You might say “Well I don’t need that much prayer, I have it all together” Really? Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God spent countless evenings and hours in prayer to the Father, and you know better than him?

Prayer is Heaven and Earth coming together. Think about that, when you pray your are in the presence of God wherever you are! That is the power of prayer! People who downplay the importance or power of prayer, don’t understand prayer or God alone, for that fact

After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. Matthew 14:23

Time and time again , Jesus went alone to pray! Why? Because prayer is what reenergizes our soul. Prayer is how God reveals his will to us, prayer is how we can focus on pure worship and sacrifice to God. Nothing in our lives should be started or attempted without prayer!

Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Matthew 6:9

Jesus taught us how to pray, the Lords Prayer. Why would he do this unless prayer was an essential part of our lives? Are you spending enough time in prayer? Are you giving God praise and thanks daily? Are you asking God what is his will for your life?

Tap into the most powerful weapon on Earth, Prayer! Amen!