Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The Gospel Paul preached
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.