Happy New Month, Eternal Family!
It’s been an exciting day and it’s about to get even more exciting. We are starting a new series on the blog and podcast about the gospel of Jesus Christ and I can’t keep calm.
I am declaring this month, Gospel December!
You don’t want to miss this.
I have come to realize that often times, what we preach to unbelievers as the supposed “gospel”, the supposed message of salvation is actually a message of spiritual growth or discipleship. Rather than preaching to them about salvation and how to be saved, instead, we preach about WHAT they should do AFTER they get saved. We preach to them about the good works they have been CALLED to do.
But they can’t do those good works until they are saved first. They can’t grow spiritually and put off their old selves because they are still spiritually dead. What is dead cannot grow or produce fruits.
They need Jesus, first. And they need the Holy Spirit to grow.
Discipleship and spiritual growth come after salvation not before.
We must not confuse the message of the gospel with that of spiritual growth or discipleship.
We must not attempt to preach the doing of good words before preaching the message of the truth and grace: which is the gospel which is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by which they will be saved.
We often make this mistake because many Christians, unfortunately, don’t even know what the message of the Gospel of Jesus is about.
They don’t know, so they can’t effectively and accurately teach it.
This makes me wonder if many acclaimed Christians are truly Christians if we don’t know and can’t confidently share or talk about the message of our faith in Jesus. If we can’t talk about the gospel that was preached to us and we believed in. Then are we truly saved?
Before going out into the world and shoving good works into people and condemning them for their sins, we must fully know and be taught about what the gospel of Jesus Christ is about. To be effective teachers, preachers, and evangelists of the gospel, we must learn and be taught so we can go out and teach others.
Hence, We are starting a new series about the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a very important foundation of our faith as Christians. We are saved by faith in the gospel and we are called to take this same grace and faith-based gospel to others too. But how do we do this if we are not saved or have no clear understanding of what the Gospel is?
So for the rest of this month/year, we will be exploring and affirming what the true Gospel of Jesus Christ is based on Biblical truth and answering some commonly asked questions about/related to the gospel such as:
- What is NOT the gospel?
- What IS the Gospel?
- What is salvation, Why salvation is important and how to be saved?
- What is next after salvation?
- How do I know I am certainly Saved?
- Is Salvation Eternal?
- Did Judas Lose his Salvation?
- What does it mean to wander from the faith?
- If I am forgiven, why do I still suffer consequences of my sins?
- Why we must preach the Gospel?
- How to preach the gospel
If you have any more questions you will like us to answer in this series, please comment below or send them to email@example.com.
So darling, if you are saved already, I wouldn’t want you to say to yourself, “I’ll pass this. I don’t need it.”
That’s not true!
The message of the gospel must always be fresh in our hearts and minds.
If you are saved and you know someone who isn’t, this is a great opportunity. Invite them and share this blog with them.
And of course, if you are not saved yet and you read this blog, this upcoming series of posts about the gospel are the particular ones you don’t want to miss.
Also, this series is going to available via podcast. If you prefer to listen, please subscribe to our podcast (Growing God’s Eternal Family) on Apple podcast, Spotify, anchor, etc.
It is my prayer and hope that we are all blessed, refreshed, encouraged and most importantly saved by this upcoming gospel series in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
You are Eternally Loved.