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Everything Relates to the Gospel

March 2, 2007

The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation, and without salvation, we’re sunk.  So we better not change it.  I remember a cheer from Covington High School cheer block when I went to high school games as a little boy, “No, no, never, never, uh-uh, uh.”  This month’s topic:  Is the Gospel Changing and What Is Changing It? Of course, the Gospel can’t change.  The Gospel itself will always stay intact.  It is what it is.  But what we present might not be the Gospel, and even when we do present the Gospel, the medium could change the message.  The message can be distorted by the vehicle carrying it.  These are things we should consider.

The Gospel is our justification.  The Gospel is our sanctification.  The Gospel is our marriage.  The Gospel is our family.  The Gospel is our church.  We go nowhere without the Gospel.  I’m preaching through Isaiah on Sunday mornings and I see there that only one highway travels to that beautiful garden God has prepared for us.   It is the Gospel highway and you better make sure you’re on it.  You’re not just spinning your wheels without the Gospel; you don’t even have flat tires; you’re going in reverse.

And yet the Gospel is fiddled and diddled.  The parts of it are distorted, changing the whole.  And suddenly we have a false gospel, something that doesn’t save, a highway that heads off the cliff.  When preaching it isn’t as good as something we thought of, we’ve already perverted it.  When it falls under something we’ve concocted, it’s already changed in nature to those hearing it.

Two separate components are key to preserving the Gospel.  One, Who Jesus Is.  Two, What Belief Is.  We must believe in Jesus Christ, but we won’t if we alter what belief is and then twist Who Christ is.  You don’t want the wrong Jesus and you don’t want a placebo faith.

This month join us here in briefly considering whether the Gospel is changing and what is changing it.

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  1. Bobby Mitchell
    March 3, 2007 at 8:34 am

    This should be a good topic to explore.

    I have preached here for some time that the doctrine of salvation is the most misunderstood doctrine in our churches. How sad!

    God help us.

  2. March 3, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks Bobby. I agree on the misunderstanding of salvation. We will deal with that too. I’m looking forward to it. I think that this is the most vital subject to be addressed today.

  3. March 6, 2007 at 8:26 am

    As Spurgeon said, “Soul saving is our only business”, and yet we have such a watered-down and misunderstood Gospel message in churches today.

    I am looking forward to it.

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