Welcome to the month of January, 2015! Did you enjoy the fireworks and the dessert? Okay, enough chit chat! I am doing something special for this month: putting together a group of essays on the gospel in culture, how to share your faith and some practical training on how to “gospel,” rather than evangelize. And the best part is that a few of my friends have agreed to write on similar topics as well.
If this is something you are interested in then stay tuned to all of the voices who will be sharing with us in the coming weeks; where we will discuss the love of God in Gospel, the message, how our view of sovereignty affects our sharing of the good news, the mindset of a believer and how a proper worldview can actually attract people to you as your life reflects a purpose submitted to majesty. Ultimately, I believe the Gospel is about becoming truly human. It is in 2 Corinthians 5:17, that the Apostle Paul states, “…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” If we are in Messiah, and stand as a new creation, then we have the capability in Messiah to wrought new creation all around us. New creation is bursting forth all around us if we are willing to open our eyes and see it. Most people I have met over the years want to see it, even pretend to see it, but by a lack of fruit clearly don’t see it.
The Gospel is news of what it means to be truly human in Jesus Christ, the true human. It is to see healing not only come to your life and relationship with God, but also to the lives of those around you and the very structures we live and work under. The Gospel is not simply a message of how one can escape the fiery torment of hell, but the very awakening that once realized brings an awakening in the here and now that affects things in the hereafter as well.
It is time to wake up and see a new day before us. This is why I am posting numerous perspectives on Gospel this month, because I want to activate a generation to see Jesus in all that they do and say.
Let us learn together!!