YOU CAN'T GET A TATTOO! I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU WERE A CHRISTIAN?
April 18, 2014
Take a stand for JESUS!
July 25, 2014
The focus of the gospel is not on the inadequacy of humankind but rather on the character and glory of God: “If we are faithless, he remains faithful” (2 Tim 2:13). However, we are transformed when we live “in line with the gospel” (Gal 2:14)
—avoiding both legalism and licentiousness—and pursuing the joy found in complete and utter surrender of our unrighteous life in exchange for his righteous life (Gal 2:20).
The gospel is what makes us right with God (justification) and it is also what frees us to delight in God (sanctification). The gospel changes everything. Calling the gospel the “power of God for the salvation of all who believe” (Rm 1:16)
Means that it is the power to accomplish the whole matter of salvation from beginning to end without a scrap of human effort. ❤ We cannot and dare not ever move “beyond” the gospel. There is no such “beyond” for Christians, just a “different gospel,” (Gal 1:6–7; 2 Cor 11:4; 1 Tim 1:3)
Apart from the gospel there is no forgiveness of sins, no hope, and no transformation into Christ’s likeness.
❤ A gospel-centered reading of the Bible sees it not as a record of good people earning God’s blessing, but bad people receiving God’s blessing because Jesus earned it for them. At the center of the Bible is the good news... that God treated Jesus the way we deserved and He daily treats us the way Jesus deserved. The center of the Bible is Jesus. He is the hero. We are the villains, turned into the adopted, children of God. Let's take up our cross and live for Him! NO EXCEPTIONS!