“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” – Romans 1:16
LIGHT FOR NOW: it is not enough to preach the gospel; you must also understand the gospel that you preach.
The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes. In other words, God’s power to save, help, deliver and bless is in the Gospel. All a man needs is to hear and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This was the understanding and the conviction that Christians in the early church had that made them preach the Gospel fearlessly. They were bold and confident with the Gospel of Christ because they understood that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation. Despite the fierce opposition and persecution they faced, they were undeterred and fearlessly preached the gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 5:41). It is not enough to preach the Gospel; you must also understand the gospel that you preach, and be convinced that it is the only hope and answer for the problems of all men. Your personal understanding of the Gospel is very important because your life will be a reflection of the gospel you understand or “your gospel”. “Your gospel” is your perception of what Christ came to do, and the import, impact and relevance of that in your personal life and this will form the crux of your message. So, if you do not fully understand the true Gospel of Christ, you will preach the wrong message.
The Gospel of Christ is the same message that the Apostles preached, which Jesus Himself began to do and teach (Acts 1:1). This is the same message we have the opportunity to take to our world today. Be sure that it is the true message that you preach. Study it, understand it and be fully convinced that it’s the only hope and power that there is for the salvation of mankind. Any other message is another gospel. There is no other option to the Gospel. This is the absolute truth. Your outlook on life must be from this understanding and persuasion about Christ and His Gospel.
INSTRUCTION: Have a true understanding of the Gospel of Christ.
Prayer: Lord, I receive understanding of your Gospel, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE:There is no other option to the Gospel.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: NUMBERS CHAPTER 32; EVENING: 2 THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 1