For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Romans 1:16 (NKJV).
The Gospel or good news is the message of the Cross of Christ. That He died for our sins and rose because we were made right with God. 1Corinthians 15:1-4.
Now from a human point of view the message of the cross sounds simplistic, foolish, and a scandal.1 Corinthians 1:18
According to the wisdom of the world the gospel is all about, things despised, weak and shameful.
But according to the wisdom of God the Gospel is the power of God to Salvation for whoever believes.
The Gospel is God’s power to save, forgive, heal, deliver, redeem, strengthen, bless, prosper, conquer, progress, overcome. Therefore, though it may sound simplistic, foolishness and a scandal, we are not ashamed of it because it delivers, it works!
It sounds simplistic and foolish to the world that the worst and most evil of men are transformed into the most love filled, love controlled creations when they hear and believe God’s unconditional love for them demonstrated in Jesus Christ dying for them on the Cross and rising from the dead. But it’s true, it works.
Certainly, it was shameful when Jesus the one without sin took our sins, was rejected, mocked, spat on, was hang naked on the Cross in broad day light in plain view of everyone, but this was God’s wisdom and power that saved us. Therefore, we are not ashamed of it. Preaching, teaching, hearing, believing and walking in this is what enables us to live in peace, liberty, dominion, authority, power, the blessing, favor, health and wealth.