Is the Gospel enough for our world today?
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation…” (Rom. 1:16a).
These are challenging times for everyone. Thankfully, God is NOT caught off-guard. He continues to invite us to the message of the Gospel as an answer to today’s struggle for the human soul.
The following excerpt from our new book, The Greatness Of The Gospel, says this:
“When faced with a challenge that places a demand on you to succeed, you come prepared. Your tools must match your task. Your weapons must match your war. Your strength must match your struggle.
In the spiritual task before us, the war for the hearts of humanity (Ephesians 6:12), and the struggles we face today, there is only one set of tools on which we can ultimately rely – the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Gospel, the Good News, embodied in the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, is the “…power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (v. 16).
There are many powers in the world. But the Gospel is God’s power, expressed in the Good News announcement that, because of Jesus, the world can be healed.
In this current hour, the message of the Gospel – that Jesus is the answer to the human condition in all its personal and corporate forms – must be delivered to the world, to our nation, to our states, cities, and towns, neighborhoods, homes, churches, and hearts.
Right now… people are feeling the loss of hope. Everything we thought would save us, every social institution we were sure would fix things, is failing. We are being pounded with negative news every single day, while other voices attempt to tell us we’re all okay, and that everything will be okay. But everything is not okay. Suicide rates rise, people lose jobs, mental health issues run rampant, and social tensions heat to the point of boiling over.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ will address each of these issues in lasting and world-changing ways. The Gospel is what people need to believe in.”
The new Study, The Greatness Of The Gospel is an exhortation from Phil Strout to anyone who wants to re-center on the power of the Gospel for today’s world.
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- The Greatness Of The Gospel – for Pastors
- The Greatness Of The Gospel – for Small Groups
- The Greatness Of The Gospel – for Individuals
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