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The Gospel digs deeper no matter where we are

This week finds Rebecca and I on ‘the other side of the world’. Perusing some literature at the Bible College where we are staying, I ran across this quote by the Principal:?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

This grace (Ephesians 2:7) has reconciled us to God and to each other. It is not anything we have done or could do, but all the work of God. We must be aware that it can be easy when we inhabit the fields of grace to think that what we do does not matter as much as what we believe.  We rightly say that nothing we do will make God love us more and nothing we do will make God love us less.  That is true.  We do not bring anything to the table of salvation except our own sin. But while our works are not essential they are inevitable!  We were created in Christ Jesus to do good works (Ephesians 2:10).”

Though ‘our works are not essential they are inevitable’. I loved that line in Stuart’s article. It demonstrated afresh that the Gospel runs deep and produces change.  The Gospel cannot be active in a person’s life and not create transformation.

We lift up the Gospel as one, or rather the core value of World Team.  If that is true, then our lives should be in regular change, constant transformation.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for this strong call to the Gospel over the past weeks.

  2. I was encouraged read this call to the Gospel as well as hear it preached again in a message here in Australia. In the case of the message, the preacher said we must boldly proclaim the Gospel and must daily hear the Gospela gain for ourselves!

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