Friday, September 23, 2011

Food for Thought 4

How does the gospel apply to the life of a Christian? The Apostle Paul spent a lot of time writing about this. In verse 8 of the first chapter of Romans he states that the faith of those in the church at Rome was known throughout the world yet in verse 15 he tells them he wants to come and preach the gospel to them. Why would he want to do that? Especially considering that his letter to them is the richest letter in regards to gospel content. Well, Paul gives an answer to that in verse 16 "The gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes..." When is salvation done? When the new heavens and earth are created and the New Jerusalem comes down and God lives with His people. 

If that is so then it means that the gospel is the means by which we grow spiritually and become more like Jesus. How do we apply the gospel and live it out in our lives? Well, below are links to some blog posts that give some good "Food for Thought" about this. I hope they will get you thinking and be a blessing.
Is Religion Just Self-Help?

Can I Change My Emotions?

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