It’s Still That Simple
“This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” 1 Timothy 1:15.
There is a joy in the heart of a pastor when those listening to him preach and teach the bible are attentive and engaged.
I have noticed that often it is the young children who often are more engaged and genuinely interested in the bible’s message than others. Having spoken at school assemblies I can tell you that the nonverbal ques of engagement with the speaker are more pronounced in the ones in the grammar levels verses those in middle and upper school grades. Often even more than adults.
Could it be that as we get older we lose some of the genuine joy in the simplicity of the gospel message? Could it be that we have grown tired of it? Or, perhaps, we even have tried to make it more than it is, that it must be more complicated and sophisticated that the message we heard as a youngster.
No, my friends, the gospel is not hard to grasp. There was a reason that the children rushed to be next to Jesus and have him place his hands on them and give them a special word of blessing. He is so approachable, because the salvation he won for us makes it possible to be near Him and know his love, forgiveness, and acceptance. He makes us fit for heaven; No other can, only Jesus.
When was the last time you simply pondered the simplicity of the Gospel? May I suggest you should ponder it often. Then share it. For it is not only for you, but to everyone who believes.
The Way of Salvation…
‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ John 3v16
The Bible says that all men are sinners.
‘For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.’ Romans 3v23
God’s Word states that sin must be paid for.
‘For the wages of sin is death…’ Romans 6v23
The Good News is that Christ died to pay for our sins.
‘But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.’ Romans 5v8
‘…Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried,
and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.’ I Corinthians 15v3-4
We must receive Christ by faith as our Saviour.
‘For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ Romans 10v13