18 September 2018
by Rev. Raymond Butler
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes….”
Dwight L. Moody was never an ordained minister. He was never a pastor. He was just an uneducated shoe salesman - who was born again. He was so excited about it, he never got over it, and he went everywhere sharing the good news. He became an evangelist although he was never ordained. He was a big man with a booming voice, who could fill up church halls.
In 1870, he went to London and spoke in front of a huge crowd of educated, sophisticated English people and this is how he started his address: “Don’t never think that God don’t love you, for He do!” He just went on talking about Jesus. Some people were offended by his poor use of the English language. After one of these meetings a sophisticated, dignified English woman came up to Dwight and said, “Mr. Moody, you ought to be ashamed of yourself!” and he hung his head, and he said, “Ma’am, you’re right. I am ashamed of myself, but I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Dwight Moody “shook” two continents for Jesus Christ.
The power of Jesus Christ lies in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And we need never be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Heavenly Father, let me never be ashamed of Your gospel.