It is hard to say that America is being destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). We are practically swimming in teaching, literature and Bibles. If you want good, anointed teaching, you can find it. It is much easier to make a case that we are perishing for lack of vision Proverbs 29:18 (KJV). We have lost the reality of Christ's life. And I say that to my own heart. We have lost a vision of the cross and the gospel. We have even forgotten much of what the gospel means for our lives. We have let man-powered evangelism redirect our presentation of the gospel until its robbed of the natural power that God gives it. The gospel is vital. The gospel is life. When I am dry and loveless, I go back to the gospel. When I am fearful and unbelieving, I go back to the gospel. When I am joyful and strong, I go back to the gospel. When I pray, I go back to the gospel. When I worship, I go back to the gospel. And when I read the Bible, I go back to the gospel. The gospel is the foundation of our lives and supports everything. We should be continually planting and replanting ourselves on this firm foundation and find ourselves filled and refilled with its truth as we declare it to ourselves and to others. I never get tired of hearing the full, biblical gospel.
With that goal in mind, I have created a Gospel Page for the blog. You can find it on the top left under Introductions and Features. It is a (currently small) collection of gospel messages and testimonies, mostly brief, designed to encourage and evangelize with the true, un-neglected gospel message. Please comment on this post and suggest videos and messages for me to post in this section. I'd like it to grow into a resource for my readers (all 50 of you).
"The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel."
And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek
1 Corinthians 9:16
Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
1 Corinthians 9:23
I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—
Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternalgospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.