“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 for all and not for some.
The gospel is the message of Christ. It has to do with the resurrection of Christ from the dead. The emphasis of the gospel is eternal life and not material things. The gospel must be preached from the scriptures and not from personal experiences. Jesus is the focus of the scriptures. The practices of the Old Testament were all pointers to the real substance to come – Jesus. Jesus is the end of the law. The gospel is not in excellency of speech. It is important that the believer understands what the gospel is, so that he will be able to discern what the gospel is not. The Four Gospel was about the earthly life of Jesus; what He said, what He did and what people said about Him. In the four gospel, faith was for things and not in Christ. The Four Gospel therefore had no weight to bring salvation to man. For the message to be the gospel, it must be relevant for all. It must be able to solve the needs of every man. It is a certainty that not all is sick, poor or in lack. But everybody is in need for salvation. Therefore, the gospel is for all and not for some.
The gospel is what supplies faith for salvation. The gospel must be announced or preached in order to bring faith for salvation. The hearing of the gospel is the hearing of faith. The gospel was God’s promise to man. The Old Testament saints had faith in Christ. This promise was fulfilled in the New Testament. Christ is the New Testament. It is the rejection of the gospel that kills a man and not sin. Sin no longer has the power to judge a man. Sin has been taken care of by the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Christ.
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: JOSHUA CHAPTER 1; EVENING: 1 PETER CHAPTER 5