THE ROAD to and from the Cross was a brutal and beautiful journey. Jesus willingly chose to lay down his life. His life was not taken from him; his life was given by Him. This week I challenge you to consider the truths of the Gospel imparted to us because of Christ’s willingness to travel this road. This Scripture guide is adapted from A Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent. It is a good read and I recommend it.
God’s gifts are all of grace, and there is nothing we can do to earn them. However, the wise believer (follower of Christ) will live in a position where God’s gracious gifts are rightly and regularly experienced.
I pray this guide will help you position yourself this week before the Lord with a right heart, spirit, mind, and body. Please take the time to look up the Scriptures and ponder them. Meditate on the Word of God.
The Bible twice describes the Gospel (The Gospel is the message of the Good News that Jesus died and was raised from the dead so that we – all of us – who had rebelled against God might believe in him, trust in him, and follow him. This gift of Christ was God’s grace for us and our salvation from ourselves and our sin. The Gospel declares that all who believe in Jesus and confess Him as Lord will be saved.) Nothing else in all of Scripture is ever described as the power of God except the person of Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 1:18, and 1 Corinthians 1:24
Lord, I believe this Gospel. Provide in me the desire and the passion to speak it and to live it. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. Thank you for saving me. I believe that your Gospel is the power of salvation. There is no salvation except you. I trust you and you alone. Empower me today to set all other false securities to the side and trust in you and in you alone with my life. Amen.