We mistakenly think the Gospel is just the four spiritual laws. We further mistaken that the Gospel is only for accepting Christ, for conversion, for “crossing the line” and after that we lay it aside and go to deeper things. How wrong this is, and how disastrous it is for the church to think so. The pastor ought to bring the gospel of Christ and his finished work as much as possible into his messages because the people need to hear it often. They need the constant reminders and renewal in the Gospel both in Word and sacrament, because our faith in the good news must be kept fresh and dynamic to keep drawing down from our spiritual inheritance of forgiveness, enabling grace, peace, power, the benefits of justification, love, healing and much much more. Here’s a video by John Piper that says this:
We need to go deeper into the Gospel. Our roots need to be sunk deeper into its richness so that our discipleship will overflow with joy, thanksgiving and power. Keep preaching the Gospel…..even to the converted! Thanks for the video Pastor, I hope more will get to view this video and be bless by the message.
Well said, Pilgrim. Your sentence, “Our roots need to be sunk deeper into its richness so that our discipleship will overflow with joy, thanksgiving and power” is so theologically sound! Amen.