Ashamed or Embarrassed? – Insight for Lesson 1

Do you think that there is a difference between these 2 emotions?  Perhaps being ashamed is an internal struggle with feelings of shame, guilt, reluctance or inferiority, while embarrassment happens in a social setting when someone feels awkward, ill at ease, or overly self-conscious.  When it came to sharing the Good News that Christ had come to bring people into a right and good relationship with God, Paul boldly wrote In his letter to the Romans that he had no hesitation – no excuses, no cause for silence.  Where did this confidence come from?  What made it possible for him to be eager to tell others about what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ?  “Lord, today may I experience what it means to “not be ashamed or embarrassed” when there are opportunities to talk about the BEST NEWS ever.  I need Your courage and Your Spirit to override my hesitancy and feeble excuses.”

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