The culture of the world of the Bible was deeply rooted in shame and honor language and practice. This week, we will focus on what the Bible says about being unashamed—whether it is God, Jesus, or us. What does it mean to be described in the Scriptures as “not ashamed”?
The culture of the ancient world of the Bible was deeply rooted in the ideas of shame and honor. And while these concepts aren’t as prevalent in our Western world today, they’re essential to understanding the language of the Bible. In this chapter, you’ll discuss what it meant when Adam and Eve were “not ashamed.”
When we mess up in a public manner, the shame and embarrassment can be unbearable. Well, there’s no way to avoid making mistakes. But in this chapter, you’ll find comfort in knowing that God is never ashamed to be called your God!
It’s been said that blood is thicker than water. And if you’re a Christian, your family is bigger than you might think! In this chapter, you’ll be encouraged to treat your brothers and sisters in Christ with love and acceptance—because that’s what Jesus does for us!
Christians are relatively safe in Western cultures. But in other parts of the world, following Jesus can come with some very real consequences. In this chapter, you’ll be challenged to stand with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted.
For the most part, mainstream culture is no longer accepting of biblical values. And that shift has also subtilely caused some believers to feel embarrassed about calling themselves followers of Jesus. In this chapter, you’ll consider what the apostle Paul meant when he said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel.”