Substitution. Grace. Mercy. Faith. All elements of the Gospel. All necessary for Christians to understand. Question is: how many Christians actually do?
If we are to be saved, we must begin with the Gospel. If we are to grow in our faith, our faith must be strongly ground in the Gospel. If we are to grow into spiritual maturity, we must preach the Gospel to ourselves daily.
The how and the why make up the premise of The Gospel for Real Life: Turn to the Liberating Power of the Cross…Every Day.
For many people, anxiety about their walk with God is a part of their daily Christian experience. God never meant it to be this way. God’s forgiveness is permanent, His mercy new daily, His forgiveness in Christ complete. To question this or to fail to accept it is to fail to trust in God’s unwavering, unchanging perfection. Yet many people fail in just these areas because they fail to understand the continuing relevance of the Gospel to their daily lives.
The Gospel isn’t only for those new to Christianity; the Gospel is for every single Christian, every single day. Jerry Bridges does a fine job of reminding us of that.
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