• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

When the gospel is central

Thanks to many of you for the various comments and e-mails about recognizing that we are rescued people needing to learn to become dependent people.  It’s a process, a journey that we are on with Jesus and each other.

That journey has its ups and downs as we struggle to learn how the gospel works itself out in our everyday lives and relationships.  I experienced that that struggle just yesterday.  Growth comes as we learn to live our lives “by faith in the Son of God who loved us and gave himself for us.”  (Galatians 2:20)  This is our daily journey.

One writer put it this way: “Gospel power comes when the gospel is central.”  In other words, the struggle comes when something else becomes central to our lives; when something else or someone else becomes our ‘savior’.

This is when we need each other.  So often we can be blinded as to how we have strayed from Jesus; from trusting Him alone as our Savior. Well placed words by others of gospel reminder can shake the heart and mind from its stupor and set us back on the road to the cross, to forgiveness, to laying claim to His righteousness on our behalf.

Do you have people like that in your life, as part of your community?

 

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