THE GLORY OF THE GOSPEL
What if no one had told you about Jesus? Where would you be today?
I would either be in hell or well on my way to being there. Thankfully, someone did share the Gospel with me—and if you are saved—they did with you.
Maybe it was your parents, perhaps a SS teacher or VBS worker; possibly a preacher or a friend—but if you are a Christian someone, somewhere, sometime shared the Gospel. That’s all it took.
That is the glory of the Gospel. In the words of Adrian Rogers, “It is simply glorious and gloriously simple.” Just place your faith in Christ who died on the cross for your sins and rose again to make you just before a holy God. That’s it!
No wonder then that it was Paul’s passion to share the gospel in all its glory and it needs to be ours, as well. The Apostle makes three great “I am” statements in verses thirteen through seventeen in the first chapter of his letter to the Romans: “I am a debtor” (v.14); “I am ready” (v.15); “I am not ashamed” (v.16). These three statements give us the framework for understanding the glory of the Gospel.
Have you thanked God today for the significant people in your life that shared Christ with you? Take a moment and, if they are still living, contact them by phone, letter or email and let them know how grateful you are that they loved you that much.
Do you know someone who needs to hear the message that, “Jesus Saves”? Pray for them and seek an opportunity that as soon as possible you will tell them—in the words of Fanny Crosby’s hymn—about Jesus, the Mighty to save.
“Rescue the perishing,
Care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one,
Lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.”