April 14th has been declared “National Not Ashamed of Jesus day.” Dr Michael Brown has been promoting the day on a number of sites like The Stream as well as the site for the event: notashamedofjesus.org, so consider this a Public Service Announcement to help spread the word.
And since this is essentially a PSA, with the event info given in detail in the above articles I will simply give the basics about the event followed by scriptures that command or encourage the followers of Jesus to share the faith, not be and ashamed, and recall that we are called to be witnesses.
First the event itself: – April 14 was chosen based on Esther 4.14:
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”
I don’t think any Christian would doubt that this crumbling society needs the testimony of Jesus. A revival wouldn’t hurt either. But the goal is much more humble than revival: The goal is simply to use every God-honoring way you can think of to lift the name of Jesus before the people in your circle – people who you regularly come into contact with. Make sure they know you’re a believer in Jesus and, if you get the opportunity, share the gospel. Here’s the graphic of a few ideas shared on notashamedofjesus.org. Continue Reading