“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” – Romans 1:16
What is the gospel?
- When I was a child, the gospel was a set of facts about Jesus I memorized and agreed with.
- As a teenager, it was the promise of hope during a season of depression and despair.
- In college, it was the intellectual, ethical, and spiritual basis for community and relationships.
- After graduation, it was the sword and shield God used to free me from doubt and addiction.
Now I am a parent. At bedtime, my five-year-old son asks me difficult questions about God, heaven, and hell. Is he ready for the gospel? If so, what gospel does he need?
For that matter, which gospel do I need? How about my coworkers, and our company? Is there a gospel that is good news for all of them?
If so, how do I find it, and tell it, and live it in a way that draws people to the truth?