Regardless of what human religion tells us, what we really need is to be transformed by Christ's redeeming power and to keep our eyes on Him.
What does the gospel mean to you? Do you live each day in awe and gratitude for what Christ has done on the Cross? Or has it all become routine? Too often, we go through the motions, with little expectation of a meaningful encounter with the living Lord.
As we begin a fresh, new year, we are taking a fresh look at the gospel in our broadcasts. In the book of Galatians, Paul notes that the gospel had become empty to his readers. The Galatians had forgotten what it really meant! By accepting that religious performance, keeping the ceremonial law, was essential to their salvation they were actually abandoning the gospel. To teach that you can earn your salvation through religious performance is to deny the gospel itself.
He reminds them that there is a way to be saved and a way that leads to destruction. There is no middle ground. Here is where we need to start:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5, ESV
Regardless of what human religion tells us, what we really need is to be transformed by Christ’s redeeming power and to keep our eyes on Him. Only by getting back to this essential truth will we experience a vibrant, saving faith. The gospel is not a self-help philosophy, it is a message, good news, about what Christ did at the cross. Our job is to guard that message, follow it, and present it to others.
As you begin this new year, I’d like to recommend a book that will help you deepen your encounter with the Lord: God Will Use This for Good, by Max Lucado. Could you use a reminder that God is in control? It may not be quick or painless, but God will use the difficulties and tragedies in our lives for good. Receive a copy of this book for your gift of any amount this month.
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