The words of the following well-known hymn came to mind as I meditated upon the text before us: Come, every soul by sin oppressed, there’s mercy with the Lord, and he will surely give you rest by trusting in his word. Only trust him, only
What gospel does our life together preach? If the church were a body—and it is—what message do the relationships among us communicate? Is there a disconnect between the gospel we preach and the lives we live together? In 1 Corinthians 12:25 Paul encourages the church
Opposition to the gospel is real in the Christian life and to those who are faithful to the gospel. It can be tiresome. It can lead to despair. But the gospel is unstoppable, and God is true to his promises. We should therefore be committed
Building one another up is rooted in the gospel message—the hope of salvation we have in Christ Jesus. Paul exhorted the Thessalonian church to build one another up in the gospel, and through his letter to them he exhorts us to do the same.