Monday, December 21, 2009

The Gospel

It’s the Gospel... God becomes man as a baby, through a woman who is a virgin. He lives a sinless life on this sinful Earth, teaches great truth, heals the sick, feeds the people, walks on water and is crucified for the sins of the world. Three days later this God-man raises from the dead, spends 40 days teaching and appearing to His people, and makes His way back to Heaven with a promise to one day come again. It’s amazing. It’s unbelievable. It isn’t everyday a 33 year old sinless male is hung on the cross, the supernatural happens, he’s put in a grave and he enters back among the living three days later. But somehow, we still manage to live our Christian lives like this is a hum-drum event, like it happens everyday, like there isn’t much special about it.
The power of God can’t transform us because we don’t allow the power of His message change us. We say we believe, but do we really? If we did, would we be hum-drum in our excitement about Christ? Wouldn’t we tell everyone we knew? Wouldn’t we be ecstatic that we aren’t doomed to Hell forever? Wouldn’t there be more joy and anticipation in our lives?
What would happen if we really believed? Would our towns be revolutionized? Would our country forever be changed? Would the world be introduced to a living God? What would happen if we believed the gospel to be exactly what it claims to be, the Good News of Jesus Christ?

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