Episode 3: Unashamed Christian
Richard and Sherica discuss how being an unashamed Christian
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Podcast Episode 3: Unashamed Christian
Welcome to King and Queen! We are your hosts Richard And Sherica. and we are here to uplift and encourage everyone to keep living their blessed life. So stay tuned.
RICHARD: Hey! What’s going on everybody.
SHERICA: Hello Everyone! In this episode we are going to talk about being an unashamed Christian. It’s okay to love God out loud. Amen. And it’s okay to love and forgive everyone just how God loves and forgives us. He blesses us with everything. Lord we thank You. We welcome you all to join us here as we study the word of God, share our own personal life experiences, discuss some highlights from the well-known Faith Preacher Kenneth E. Hagin’s book titled “I Believe In Visions” & Lillie Leonardi’s book titled “In the Shadow of a Badge” she is a former FBI employee.
RICHARD: Yes, today we are having Bible Study on the Air Waves. Our topic today is unashamed Christian. What does it mean to be an unashamed Christian? Well it means you are not ashamed to be a Christian out in public. You know this means that you are not scared to show that you are souled out for Christ. On that note let’s look at the scripture Luke 9:26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. This scripture is about being ashamed of the gospel and how God will respond to someone who is ashamed. And today we will be talking about Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth. You know we all have seen people who Aren’t ashamed of being a Christian or to talk about the goodness of God. You know the people who aren’t afraid to say God Bless You in public and give everyone their praise report in the break room at work. Real talk some of the guys I know, have told me they don’t feel strong or tough when they talk about God in public, they would rather talk about going to the gym. When you live for the Lord you are living–when you are not living for the Lord you are just going through the motions. You know here is a prime example of how one is not living for the Lord. I have been in a situation out and about around other Christians and I remember saying God Bless you. And people would act shocked Someone even told me that I couldn’t do that at work. I’m like so you don’t want me to talk about God. Would you rather me talk about the devil?
SHERICA: WHOA! Did you say that for real?
RICHARD: No, but I thought about it. It’s easy for someone to say things like the devil is not going to steal my joy. Or they say the devil is a lie. Then if you were to say God causes me to triumph in all things… and you might get some Amens or some eye rolls. Ha! Ha! It’s okay.
SHERICA: Oh! Okay. But I understand, I’ve heard and seen this before too. I can relate to this story.
RICHARD: You know me, I will pause a conversation before I start eating my food while in the dfac AND pray over my food. It shows a strength of character not being ashamed to pray in public and to give thanks to God in all things. Just because I was in the defac with my soldiers didn’t mean I was going to stop being a Christian. You know in the defac people would be talking about all kinds of things, but if you said anything about God you can bet someone would have something to say.
SHERICA: Are you talking about the dining facility—while you were deployed?
RICHARD: Yes, I would pray over my food and the people at my table or near it would stop talking or at least lower their voices until I was done, out of respect. but there was always one person or group of people that would go out of their way to make noises or talk really loud just to show that they were not going to be respectful as I prayed. Someone would always challenge my faith in God, but It didn’t bother me though because I didn’t focus on them I knew they were doing it on purpose to get a negative reaction out of me so they could say “but you’re a Christian”
SHERICA: That’s why we press on towards the prize that God has set before our lives. Amen.
RICHARD: That’s right sweetheart. and I would pray at the range too. Right before we would roll out to the range, I would take a knee and pray: Lord please let everyone keep their weapon pointed down range and don’t let any stray bullets come my way. Oh…and please make sure everyone else is ok too. Amen.
SHERICA: Ha! Ha! Yes, that’s serious. You know it’s okay to talk about TV shows, and our favorite places to eat and so forth. But that moment when someone brings up the goodness of God—sometimes it’s not received well in public. That’s alright–All is well. Praise God.
RICHARD: Amen. You know, we watch a lot of sports on TV. And have you noticed how both teams, or individuals, or even the coaches always give God the glory for their victories and getting them where they are?
SHERICA: Yes, I have.
RICHARD: Okay. I have had this same conversation with some of the fellas but when I would bring up the fact that God blessed the person or team, some people would dismiss this and say that the person was born with talent. And when you ask them where do you think the talent came from they would change the subject or say that science and training, but when you ask them where they think the science came from, they want to name a scientist and look at me funny when I tell them that God created science. I find it interesting that the athletes would profess their faith out in the open and people would head nod and support them, but the moment someone would talk about God in their own life some people would just change the subject or be overly skeptical. I like it when people give God the glory. I’m like Amen. Praise God! We are not ashamed of the Gospel.
SHERICA: Amen. We are not ashamed of the Gospel. In Luke chapter 12 verse 9 says: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. Wow! before angels of God. I remember when I first read a story online about a former FBI employee who talked about seeing angels guarding the horrible plane crash site in Pennsylvania on 9/11. In the article, that I read it stated that the former FBI employee Lillie, had seen lights and angels flying around the scene. I wanted to know more about this, so I purchased her book. After reading her book titled, In the Shadow of a Badge it helped shed more light on her vision at the horrific event in Shanksville, PA. I just want to say here: May God continue to bless and comfort the hearts of the families, first responders, and loved ones who have lost a friend or family member on that horrific day. I believe her story could give someone some comfort by knowing that God’s angels were on the scene and ensuring that their loved ones were being brought to Him. Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and this is found in 2 Corinthians chapter 5 verse 8 and Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Matthew chapter 5 verse 8 This isn’t the first time that I have heard of people who have said they’ve seen angels. I’ve heard stories like this before from people I know very well and trust. What I heard was that they have seen angels flying during and after funerals and circling around their homes. What do you think about that, Babe?
RICHARD: Wow! That is amazing! She saw angels. What a blessing to know that even in the mist of that horrible tragedy there is a sense of peace knowinig that the angles were brining God’s people home to Him. In the Bible it evens says we are assigned angles when we are born In Mathew 18:10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven and we have ministering angels who bring in our harvest-Blessings! This can be found in Hebrews 1:14 “Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?”
SHERICA: Amen. I’m thankful for God’s protection He alone is our refuge and safety and He will send His angels to protect us and this is found in Psalm chapter 91 verse 2 & 11 The book of Psalms is about God’s Protection.
RICHARD: I was wondering do you think there were angels in that –one part in the book that helped Kenneth E. Hagin. what do you think babe?
SHERICA: Wow! That’s a good question, babe. I believe so.
RICHARD: Y’all got to get this book if you haven’t already. This book has so much to offer and can help answer some question that Christians have. Man let me tell you—I couldn’t put that book down. It starts out a little sad but then it gets deep. Ha! Ha!
SHERICA: yes! It sure does. Its’s an amazing book and I believe it’s a life changer, too. There are so many lessons to be learned and Kenneth Hagin takes the time to develop the lessons and relates them to his life. His main teaching is about Faith and what it is to have faith. In the book titled “I Believe In Visions” he talks about his journey and how he grew his faith to overcome challenges in his life. And this book also shows how he became the well-known and respected faith preacher who is known around the world.
RICHARD: After reading his book, one see’s the important of faith and how to apply it to every aspect of your life even when you are out in public.
SHERICA: It is important as Christians to not be ashamed of the Gospel out in public. Amen. We are the light of the world and when we are at our jobs, in the grocery store, in the park with our children, or with family and friends we are to be that light. You know, some people never intend to go to church, so it is important for us to share the Gospel and to live Godly out loud.
RICHARD: Amen. In Matthew 5: 16 it says, “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven”. So, it is important for us to be an example of the goodness of Christ. There is nothing in this world that is more fulfilling or satisfying than doing God’s work. He wants us to share and spread His word as a matter of fact Jesus told the disciples to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” and that is in Mark 16:15. We are not supposed to be quiet about the goodness of God or what He has done for us. We are supposed to share that good new to everyone. The light chases away the darkness by shining. Christians are the light.
SHERICA: Amen. Let’s all keep shining! please be sure to read the books by Kenneth E. Hagin and Lillie Leonardi. We are not affiliated with the books, we just wanted to share some good reads. Before we close out our podcast, we would like to say Happy Birthday to the following group members and family.
RICHARD: Happy Birthday
SHERICA: Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to my Dad -Harvey, my nephew LJ, and Gospel peace. The Lord’s goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life. Amen.
RICHARD: Amen. And we want to share a song by the worship leader and songwriter: Tim Hageland whose music we enjoy. The name of the song is: Your Love’s Forever And it can be found on iTunes & Apple Music. Follow this artist on Facebook and checkout his website TimHageland.com
SHERICA: This song is amazing and it expresses the Love that God has for us: unfailing and everlasting love. Yes, God’s love is Forever. Thank you for letting us feature this wonderful song, Tim!
RICHARD: Amen. Please subscribe to our podcast and be sure to visit King and Queen Christian Podcast Facebook group to join the conversation and visit Queen of my blessed home.com to access the show notes.
SHERICA: thank you for tuning in. Until next time.
RICHARD & SHERICA: Keep living your Blessed life.