Is “Preaching the Gospel” to yourself Just Repeating a Mantra?

Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

No, “preaching the gospel to yourself” is not just repeating a mantra. It means constantly reminding yourself of the message of the Gospel and its significance in your life, not just as a one-time event for salvation, but as the ongoing power and assurance of your relationship with Christ. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation. It is the source of our confidence and our inheritance as children of God. Philemon 1:6 says “the fellowship of your faith becomes effectual through the acknowledging of every good thing that is in you in Christ.” When we talk about preaching the Gospel to ourselves, we are referring to a meditation on all the good things that are true because of the death and resurrection of Christ. We are to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly in all wisdom. Many people believe that we are just repeating 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 to ourselves. But even that passage tells us that Christ died for our sins and rose “according to the scriptures.” The scripture contains unsearchable depths related to the death and resurrection of Christ and what that accomplished for us and what implications it has for our relationship to God through Him.

Keywords: gospel, assurance, salvation, Christ, Christian life, inheritance

I. Introduction

A. Definition of “preaching the gospel to yourself” (Romans 1:16-17)

II. The Significance of the Gospel

A. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16)

B. The Gospel reveals the righteousness of God (Romans 1:17)

C. The Gospel is the source of our confidence (Romans 8:31-39)

D. The Gospel is our inheritance as children of God (Galatians 3:26-29)

III. Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

A. Constantly reminding yourself of the message of the Gospel (Colossians 3:16)

B. Recognizing the ongoing power of the Gospel in your life (1 Corinthians 1:18)

C. Finding assurance in your relationship with Christ through the Gospel (Romans 8:1-4)

IV. Conclusion

A. The importance of preaching the Gospel to yourself (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

B. Encouragement to make it a daily practice (Hebrews 3:12-14)


 

 

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