Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Gospel? A Feel Good Message?


Yes!


The superlative feel good proclamation is the truth that God in Christ, has set you free forever from guilt, shame and despair by dying on a cross for your sins past, present and future.

He has cleansed your conscience, given you a new life with a new name and a new identity.

He has made you an heir of his kingdom together with Christ, your friend - one who sticks closer than a brother.

He has sealed your eternity and it's a done deal. You cannot be separated from God and His love for you knows no end.

There is a lot of news out there that is good. There is a lot of racket in our world today that makes us feel good. But the good news on t.v. and the things that make us feel better are fleeting. The news will eventually turn bad. The pleasures of this world that soothed your weary soul will fade away like shifting sand. You'll end up with nothing to hold on to.

How will you not say "I feel good" knowing that God has given you Christ, your Savior, the rescue of sinners? Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying feel good as in happy shiny people feelings even though your world is crumbling around you. I'm not talking about "turning your frown upside down" in the midst of suffering or trials. I am talking about the peace that passes all understanding when God demonstrates his abiding love for you in the person and work of his son Jesus Christ.

Let these gospel truths sink deep into your heart...

The gospel is good news because it frees me to love imperfectly knowing that in Christ, I am perfectly loved.

The gospel is good news for vow-breakers because God is a perfect vow-keeper.


The gospel is good news for the doubting and depleted because God's sustaining love demands nothing in return.

The gospel does not just make an appearance from time to time. The gospel is the good news that Jesus is with us always.


The gospel is the best feel good message out there!


Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. Acts 2:26

2 comments:

  1. Those gospel truths hit me so hard! It that doesn't make you feel good I really don't know what will then. Thanks for the excellent reminder!

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    1. Me too Rodolfo! They hit us hard but soothe our weary souls :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Blessings,
      Lori

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