Today and Tomorrow

The Gospel

 The gospel may be explained as simply as John does in John 3:16.

"For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son that whoever places their trust in him might not perish but might have eternal life." 

Or it can be explained in more depth as Pual did in Colossians 1:13-29. I like both, but I am drawn to Colossians because Paul develops the wonder of who Jesus the Savior is and what he gave for our redemption. 

A Savior from Heaven

1:13 God delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

15  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,

16 for all things in heaven and on earth were created in him—all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers—all things were created through him and for him.

17 He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him.

18 He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.

19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son

20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross—through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Our Condition

21 And you were at one time strangers and enemies in your minds as expressed through your evil deeds, 22 but now he has reconciled you by his physical body through death to present you holy, without blemish, and blameless before him— 23 if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant.

Good News for All

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28 We proclaim him by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom so that we may present every person mature in Christ. 29 Toward this goal I also labor, struggling according to his power that powerfully works in me.

The Gospel is powerful in changing life and lives. It has mine, I know. But we must receive the good news and the Lord Jesus if the Gospel is to do any of that. To put is simply we must connect with God through the good news of the Gospel. Here is how you can do that if you have not already Connect with God.