I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Continue reading
I ran across this post today, “You Know You’re Really Preaching the Gospel When…” on the For The Church blog.
Pastor Dave Harvey makes some really great points, and although it is most useful as a read for pastors to examine themselves — I think lay people would also benefit. Continue reading
Here’s a great message from the Christ Hold Fast conference by Daniel Emery Price, called “The good news when you can’t hold fast.”
One thing he said which I particularly liked:
“Christianity isn’t about improving your morals. It’s about God loving and saving immoral people who wanted nothing to do with him. It’s not about the little engine that could, getting some grace in the engine and then climbing the impossible mountain. It’s about trainwrecks that have derailed like five minutes in.”
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh, although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more: circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law,a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless. Continue reading