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What's the Gospel?

What’s the gospel? I’ll put it in a sentence.

The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy.

That’s the gospel.

You Can't Outgrow the Gospel

You never, never, never outgrow your need for it. Don’t ever think of the gospel as, “That’s the way you get saved, and then you get strong by leaving it and doing something else.”

No! We are strengthened by God through the gospel every day, till the day we drop.

You never outgrow the need to preach to yourself the gospel.

How the Gospel Strengthens

Here’s an illustration, and I use it not because it’s any big deal to speak from my life, but because it’s what I walked through and where I most pointedly in the last year experienced the power of the gospel to make me strong. (Many of you are walking through things much heavier than prostate cancer—much heavier.)

Do you remember the verses that I shared with you back in February that were almighty for me? It was that moment right after the doctor says, “I think we need to do a biopsy,” when this stab of fear comes. It didn’t last long, mercifully.

And then came—what? 1Thessalonians 5:9-10. It’s just as pure gospel as you can get.

God has not destined you for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,who died for you so that whether you wake or sleep you will live with him.

Settled. Peace like a river.

The Gospel Is Perfect for Your Needs

That’s just gospel—perfectly timed, perfectly applied, perfectly suited to my need. That’s why the Bible is so thick—because there are so many different needs that you have. And there are suitable places where the gospel is unfolded for you, so that if you immerse yourself in the whole book, always with an eye for what Christ has wrought for you and purchased for you in this thick, glorious history of God’s interaction with people, he will give you what you need.

Therefore, everything in me says, and I hope to say until the day I die, “Now, to him who is able to strengthen me, according to Paul’s gospel, to him—to that God—be glory forever and ever.”

God came into history in Jesus Christ; he died in order to destroy the power of hell and death and Satan and sin; and he did it through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Plea to Believe 

I know that there are people reading this who are not trusting Jesus Christ, and therefore can only expect condemnation. So I’m just going to plead with you here at the end, lay down that rebellion. Lay it down. And simply embrace the gospel that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Righteous One, died for your sins. He was raised on the third day, triumphant over all his enemies. He reigns until he puts all of his enemies under his feet. Forgiveness of sins and a right standing with God comes freely through him alone, by faith alone.

I plead with you, don’t try to be strong in your own strength; it will not be there when you need it. Only one strength will be there—the strength that God gives according to the gospel.

Don’t put it off.-John Piper

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ALREADY A BELIEVER?
 If you are a Christian but feel powerless in life... 
If you struggle with unbelief and sin...
If you have never experienced the touch of God's supernatural hand,
then let me say something via illustration...

If you buy a new car but never fill up your tank again after you leave the dealership,  you won't go very far, right?

The Holy Spirit comes into your life when you are saved and you are given "fuel" at that time. However, like a driving in a car... we must be refilled again and again in order to complete our life-long journey...

WALK IN THE SPIRIT (my translation;  drive with gas in our tanks, stay close to the Source, read your Bible, pray, have someone pray for you to be filled with the Spirit). 

The scripture is clear in this regard:

                 "I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law... the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires."
Gal 5:16-26 (skipping some text)

That trip down the altar and the dip in the water when you were 10 or 11 is not the end of the road--it is only the beginning.  Chances are, you are like me and you need a "refill"Getting refilled will give us the power to make the changes we know we should make... the ones our will power can't seem to defeat.  You and I were never meant to trudge through life fighting our own battles, God has given us a means to find peace and strength to overcome... 

If you need to freshen' up, we would love to help you.  We can talk, listen, email, or we can help you find resources to get you back to the GAS PUMP.

My truth:  Baptised at age of 8.   I had no fruit, no peace, no victory over sin and self until I was '"touched" and overcome by the supernatural hand of Almightly God. 

Warning:  The Power of The Holy Spirit will REARRANGE your life! 


Don't know where to start? I recommend The Gospel of John, Romans 8, Galatians 5, the Book of Acts
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