Confidence in the Gospel
Is it possible to locate“content” that can change your life? As I listen to students in our community I hear their hope tinged with cynicism. Perhaps rightfully so. The degree is not enough.
The Apostle Paul had great confidence in the Gospel of Jesus. He trusted the content of the Gospel as the “word of truth” capable of transforming lives and generating love.
Check out what he said in Colossians 1:3-7
3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, 6which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, 7just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf 8and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.
The Gospel informs and the Spirit transforms.
The Gospel travels on the tracks of relationships.
The Gospel invites us into new relationships with Jesus and His people.
The Gospel transforms as we hear and understand the grace of God.
The Gospel must be animated in the lives of Jesus’ disciples.