We all at one time or another have visions of grandeur – thoughts and dreams about what we can do to be a positive and abiding influence on others for the sake of Christ. In many cases, these ideas percolate a bit and then quietly fade away. Today, we have with us a special guest who had an idea for the furtherance of the Gospel, pursued it, developed it, lived it and today is going to tell us about what has become a 15-year journey of praise and honor to our God. Do NOT go away! You need to hear this!
So, what role does shame play in our lives? When is it good to feel shame? When is it bad to feel shame? In the theme text, we are told that because Jesus “despised the shame,” he was accounted as worthy to sit “down at the right hand of the throne of God!” What about us? Do we have to overcome shame today to be with him? Are we subjected to shame today by our neighbors, colleagues, and friends or is shame a thing of the past? Is shame a big deal today for a Christian or is it nothing to worry about especially when you live in a so-called “Christian country?” Stay with us as we look into this not so often talked about part of our lives – shame – the good, the bad and the ugly.