Revisiting the Gospel

“We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.  For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?” Hebrews 2:1-3

Do you ever kneel before the cross?  Can you listen to the gospel message without falling asleep?

I’ve covered a lot of topics on this blog, but the doctrine of salvation is one I cannot epmphasize enough.  You might think that after understanding and accepting salvation, it makes sense to move on to more mature, difficult topics.

Wrong.  This kind of thinking is dangerous for a Christian.  The gospel is fundamental.  We need to revisit it every day.

The gospel is not as simple as we sometimes make it out to be.  I could spend my whole life studying it and still not grasp its full meaning.

Do you understand what it means to have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God?  Can you appreciate Christ’s sacrifice and what it meant?

We have to continually ask ourselves these questions for two reasons:

1) It strengthens our relationship with God.  It is one thing to mentally accept the truth of the Gospel.  It is another thing to truly believe it in your heart.  The more we allow God to reveal the gospel to us, the more we grow to love him.

2) We can’t explain the gospel to others if we don’t understand it ourselves.  If we’re going to represent Christ by preaching the gospel, people are going to have questions.  We need to be ready to answer them.  How else can we do that if not by revisiting the gospel.

So find a study guide for Romans or Hebrews.  Read some Christian literature.  Schedule a time with other believers to talk about the meaning of the gospel.  Somehow find a way to explore the gospel in a new way.  It is truly the greatest story ever told.

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