• 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!

One of those days

I’m sure you have had a day like the one I’ve had today. one_of_those_days-8089

You don’t feel any strength or desire to engage in ministry.  You feel weak rather than strong, and you struggle to pick up the Word or call out to God.  All the effort (we might say, the self effort) up to this point has worn you out.

Something is missing. That something, we know, is the Gospel.  Yet, how do I, how do we get our hands and heads again around Jesus’ message of total forgiveness and righteousness?  J. D. Greear, in his book: Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary, writes:

The gospel is not just the ABCs of Christianity, it is the A-Z; it is not the first step in a stairway of truths it is more like the hub of God’s wheel of truth.  All other Christian virtues flow out of it.  That’s why growth in Christ is never going beyond the gospel, but going deeper into the gospel.  The purest waters from the spring of life are found by digging deeper, not wider, into the gospel well.”

Going deeper is not something that we can teach one another.  It is something we can pray for one another in community.

Let’s go deeper!

2 Responses

  1. Find this a very powerful and compelling statement about learning what the Gospel is.

    • It is certainly a daily struggle and journey to keep learning and re-learning the impact of the Gospel in our lives and ministries.

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