As Christians, most of us have heard "The Gospel", but hearing it is about as far as a lot of us go. As non-Christians, most have not even heard "The Gospel". This post is more intended for the Christians who have heard the Gospel. For the non-Christians who have not heard the Gospel, I would be HAPPY to discuss it with you and tell you all about it. Contact me via e-mail, facebook, or twitter and I can tell you all about The Gospel, which literally means "The Good News". For those of us that call ourselves Christians, my challenge to you today is this: Do you REALLY understand the Gospel? Can you EXPLAIN it to someone else? What is the purpose of the Gospel in YOUR life? Take a look at I Kings 2:2-3 for a direct command from the Bible to follow the Lord’s Gospel.
The reason I want you to understand this whole Gospel thing is because it should be your guide through life. If you can follow the Gospels guide, then the rest of your life will follow suite (Verse 3 states that you will prosper), but before you can do this you must UNDERSTAND it. Once you understand it, you should strive to live by it. My favorite point made by the speaker of this sermon was this: You don’t have to discipline yourself to pursue the things you enjoy. You don’t have to discipline yourself to play xbox, watch football, hang out with your friends, or whatever you like to do for fun. So why are we disciplining ourselves to make God happy with us? It should be something we ENJOY, and something we do simply because we want to. Once you do this, the rest of your life will fall into place. The sins you struggle with will begin to fade away. God’s purpose for your life will begin to reveal itself. You will feel whole and complete.
So now the only question left to answer is: How do I understand the Gospel? What do I have to do to make this the guide of my life? Well the answer to that would turn this post into a small book, so I thought this post was long enough. Think on this and really try and look at your life to see if you live everyday according the the Gospel of our LORD Jesus Christ. Do you have to discipline yourself to do God’s will for your life? Do you have to discipline yourself to go to church? Do you have to discipline yourself to read your Bible? Do you have to discipline yourself to talk to others about Jesus? Or are you going to church, reading the bible, and talking about Christ because you ENJOY it? The answer to how to understand the Gospel so that you can begin implementing it in your life is in the next post! Comment your thoughts.