Happy Monday Saints.
Today is the second day of October. In the past, our church family have used this month to emphasise the importance of sharing the gospel with others. We would call this month “October Outreach.”
So, let’s roll with that again, and let’s use this month to look at what the “gospel” really is. I hope that this will provide you with some fresh perspective and that you’ll be encouraged to share the gospel with others.
The word “gospel” simply means “good news.” It is the good news of Jesus Christ and God’s gift of salvation.
The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy. That’s the gospel.
Ironically, before giving others the “good news”, we must first make them aware of some “bad news.”
God is perfect and holy in every way. Psalm 92:15 says, “THE LORD IS UPRIGHT… AND THERE IS NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN HIM.” This is good. I mean, who’d want to serve an imperfect and flawed God?
You and I, on the other hand, are far from perfect. Romans 3:23 says, “FOR EVERYONE HAS SINNED; WE ALL FALL SHORT OF GOD’S GLORIOUS STANDARD.”
And what is God’s glorious standard? Sinless perfection! Sin is anything that falls short of God’s standard of “perfect.”
One of the reasons why the Lord gave the Law in the Old Testament was to show us how perfect and holy He is. The other reason He gave the Law was to show us how sinful we are and how we all fall short of His glorious standard.
No human being could possibly fulfil the stringent requirements of the law. And if you’re like me, then you’ve broken every single one of the Ten Commandments.
This week, we’ll start looking at what GOD DID to satisfy the righteous requirements of law. The only hope we have is found IN CHRIST.
Have a wonderful week. God bless, and lots’a love,