Christians Need the Gospel!
The Gospel is not merely the initial introduction to Jesus as the one who died for our sins and an invitation to believe in Him. The Gospel is the presentation of everything that Christ is to us as believers now and throughout Eternity. Growth in Christ means we are to grow in the appreciation of the fact that He is everything to us!
Christianity is a field filled with doctrinal landmines that obscure our vision of Christ and destabilize our footing in grace. Initially we heard the good news that Jesus saves, and we believed. But most of us we were quickly (and erroneously) taught that receiving Christ was one thing and living for Christ was another.
We were told initially that salvation was a gift, but over time it was presented to us as a series of demands and requirements. Many of us eventually fell into a ditch of legalism. Now the Lord desires to bring us back to the source of everything in the Christian life – the riches of Christ as the gospel. Just as Christ is our righteousness, He is our wisdom, our sanctification and our life! The same way we began in the Christian life is how we area to continue in it – to realize that we can do nothing, and look to Christ to be everything. This is how God’s purpose to have Christ put on display in His church is accomplished, and this is the essence of grace.
I endeavor to teach the riches of Christ as grace to the Body of Christ. I do this through my youtube channel and through writings on this site. I am a Christian , a husband and a father of two. I make most of my living as a pianist performing weddings and cocktail hours during the peak seasons. If you wish to support this ministry, please buy my books and music at the store!