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Msg #2214 Rejoice in Gospel Preaching

Msg #2214 Rejoice in Gospel Preaching

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg #2214 Rejoice in Gospel Preaching

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Lets suppose that anyone with some level of reading comprehension might read two sentences of Philippians 1:12-18 and understand, and even list, seven ways the gospel goes out because of the “things” that happened to the imprisoned Apostle Paul. Now, lets suppose that those who have been gloriously touched by that Gospel, been justified, indwelt, and quickened by its power could comprehend and explain with Bible verses five crucial ingredients to that life changing gospel: 1) All have sinned and all are condemned; 2) One cannot save themselves, no works will do it; 3) Christ died FOR us; 4) Salvation is a gift, and 5) One must pray and ask to receive that gift (Jn.3:16-18,36, 5:24, Rom.5:8, 6:23, 10:9-10) Next, a reasonable Bible student, who knows to be a minister of reconciliation, because old things are passed away and behold all things are become new, could list Paul's three reasons why we labor in that ministry: 1) We must all appear and give answer; 2) We know the terror of the Lord, (Where their worm dieth no and the fire is not quenched); and 3) The love of Christ constraineth us (2Cor.5:9-21). I don't mean to be cynical here but now take the “things” which happened in life, and list out seven ways they “have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel.” When my list comes up a little short, I'll suppose I am not being a diligent minister of reconciliation, nor effectively fulfilling my Lord's commission, “As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you” (Jn.2021 cf. Acts2021). Paul emphasizes to the Philippians that the spread of the gospel is what causes the greatest rejoicing in a Christian's life. This year we might continue to focus on John2021 but also include John 2022.

An Essay for week #14 - Apr 3, 2022

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