• Morgan Banks

Relying On the Gospel

Updated: Mar 31




Walking you through this series has been an amazing experience for me.



Do you remember when you first got saved? Or the first time that you felt comforted by the words of Jesus? I believe that we have negated relying on the Bible. We rely on the words and affirmations of ourselves instead of the constant love and beautifulness of God. We search for acceptance from the world and not of the Gospel. In the first letter, we looked at how to consider the Gospel. We looked at it from a few angles; how to consider it in our homes, jobs, relationships, etc. So, the question is how do we rely on the Gospel?



Recap:

The Gospel: The gospels are the four books in the New Testament, which are Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts. These are the records of the Good News. Also, God's plan for a savior through the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each book has a method to communicate the life and message of Jesus Christ.

So, what do you rely on? As a Millennial myself, I have to admit now, with all this technology, that it's hard to go look something up without Google. Usually, when I have a big question, need to make a quick decision, or need to find out about a subject, I will ask Google. My technology gives me access to the knowledge that's already in front of me. In my defense, I'm sure I am not the only one. Yet, I wonder how would our lives look if we didn't rely on Google to give us quick answers? We depend on and trust Google more than we do Jesus. We depend and lean on social media for information and perceived truth more than we do the Gospel. The Gospel is what has taught us our way of life and how to live. It's the Gospel that Jesus brought us to live dependent on. Jesus stressed to us in Luke 9:23-26.


"Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels."

To rely on the Gospel, we must be willing to deny relying on ourselves. We have to take up our cross daily and follow Him. Until He returns. Who will you rely on? Will you rely on your peers, your co-workers, or Google? Or will you rely on Him and look not to save your life but live for Him in His resurrection?



I invite you to begin relying on the Gospel of Jesus. Rely on his teachings and His affirmations alone. Rely on what he says about you, not man. Rely on what He says, and keep Him on your mind at all times. And I promise you that life will make a whole lot more sense. Rely on the Gospel.



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