Monday, October 28, 2013

Gospel - what is it?

   “The gospel is not a call to do something, but an announcement of what has been done.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16

   Victorious Christian living comes by accepting what Christ has already done for us, understanding who our heavenly Father is and who we are ‘in Christ’ and then choosing to live by faith in the power of the Holy Spirit, according to what God says is true. ...no amount of human effort can accomplish what Christ has already accomplished for us.
   The Christian life cannot be lived by our own strength and resources. God in His goodness and His desire for us to learn the truth will bring us to the end of our resources in order that we may discover His.
   There is only one Christian life, and that is the life of Christ.
   The disciples asked Jesus, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’ Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent’ (John 6:28, 29)
   Are you depending on what you do to live the Christian life in freedom or on what Christ has done?”

One Day at a Time Mike and Julia Quarles page 14-16


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