Congregational Reading: Not Ashamed of the Gospel

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.

May we be the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

May we be faithful ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us, imploring others on behalf of Christ, to be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

(Based on Romans 1:16; 2 Corinthians 2:15; 2 Corinthians 5:20–21 ESV)