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?
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."