Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Remember the Gospel
I fear that the church in the West today has really misunderstood who the gospel is to be preached to. Certainly we know the gospel is to be preached to those in darkness and lost in their sin. Indeed, when one repents there is joy that spreads through the heart of every true believer. However, the gospel is not just for the lost. Paul trusted Timothy to do great works. He had a deep and abiding care for youth Timothy. And yet, he still reminded him about the gospel. The charge is found in Second Timothy 2:8, "Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel." Why do we as believers often times fail to take heed to such a great and glorious charge as this?