Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Gospel Paul preached

24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 25 Now to Him who has power to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret for long ages past, Romans 16:24-25 MEV

 In the modern church age, there are many voices speaking. Many proclaim a message of God's Goodness and Love. Many proclaim His mercy and great Grace. Still, others, proclaim messages leaving people with the impression God is angry with them. That God is disappointed in them. That they've let God down.

 When these differences in tone and messaging arise, wouldn't it be great if we could just have one of the Apostles come back to Earth and proclaim the Gospel and settle the "debate" so to speak? Wouldn't it be great if we could just interview Paul or Peter? Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could have a CD or Mp3 of a message Paul proclaimed?

 I have some good news. We actually have recorded for us a message Paul proclaimed. If we would just hear what Paul is saying, we'd see what the Good News Gospel really is. We would see what God's heart is. 

 In Acts 13, we have recorded for us the Gospel Paul preached. In this message, we see a full picture of what the Gospel is. Of what Paul went around proclaiming. See the full passage here.

 Over the next few posts, we are going to look at what Paul preached. We are going to see the Good News Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let's begin this journey.

The Faithfulness of God

The very first thing Paul proclaimed was the Faithfulness of God. Paul reminded the listeners how God raised up and protected the Nation of Israel. He recounted the origins of Israel and God's protection and provision.

 We must be continually reminded of His all the time Goodness and continued Faithfulness. The Lord is Faithful and His mercies are new every single day. God has never left us or forsaken us. He is faithful, even when we are faithless. This is a truth we must always be mindful of.


 Immediately after reminding the hearers of God's Faithfulness to Israel Paul proclaimed the Lord Jesus Christ. What else is more important to preach than Jesus Himself? Jesus is the message.
23 “From this man’s descendants God has raised a Savior for Israel, Jesus, according to His promise. Acts 13:23 MEV

 Jesus is the message. Jesus is the Savior! Jesus is our all in all. Jesus is our only hope. Jesus became something He never was, sin-separated spiritually, so we could become something we've never been, Righteous-accepted-approved-forgiven. 

 In summation, these are the first two things Paul proclaimed. Knowing and understanding what Paul preached, gives us better insight into what we should be proclaiming to a lost and fallen world. This is the Gospel Paul preached. 

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