“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:
The gospel is not just about the death of Christ. It is about the resurrection of Christ. In the resurrection of Christ is life and light made available. The Gospel of Christ brought life and immortality to light. It forms the basis of our life. When you understand the gospel of Christ, you understand God and also understand your life. It is in Christ that a believer is revealed. To know God and to know who you are in Christ, you must know the gospel. When the gospel is understood, men become unstoppable. You must have a revelation of Jesus from the scriptures. Christ is the focus of the scriptures. The gospel is not about material things but about Christ. The gospel does not need much grammar. The Bible in 1 Corinthians chapter 1 verse 17 says, “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should not be made of none effect”. The gospel must be understood by all and sundry no matter their educational or social status. It is only the gospel of Christ that saves. There is no charge to the preaching of the gospel. The gospel is preached freely. This does not in any way entail that the gospel is free.
The gospel is a message that is preached. It is not about organizing concerts and comic events (comedies). The gospel is not a motivational speech. It is a Christ-centered message. It is the responsibility of believers to feed only on the gospel and not on dreams and visions. You can find eternal life only in the gospel. Therefore, the gospel should be the only message preached in the church. A believer can only grow via the knowledge of Christ as encapsulated in the gospel. Your perfection as a believer can only be via the knowledge of the gospel. When you lack the knowledge of the gospel of Christ, your relationship with God will be affected. This is why it is important that the believer in Christ gets the right knowledge of the gospel of Christ. The effectiveness of every believer is in how effective he is in the pursuit of the right knowledge.
INSTRUCTION: Consciously grow in the knowledge of the Gospel of Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive grace to know you more and more via your gospel, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: The gospel is a message that is preached.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 33; EVENING: 1 PETER CHAPTER 3