For far too long the primary message of the Church has focused on “How” someone can be saved. But the Gospel also tells us “Why” we’ve been saved. Understanding the Purpose of our salvation is critical for making disciples of Jesus who make more disciples.
In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I continue with Part 2 of this short series on the “two lenses” of the Gospel: Power and Purpose. Most Christians have never been taught the Purpose of the Gospel…in other words, “why” God sent his Son to save us. This changes everything!
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- Why the Gospel is so much more than a message about how to have a nice afterlife.
- How the Gospel propels us well beyond a Christianity that is focused on sin management and behavioral modification.
- How not embracing both “lenses” of the Gospel has led to the lack of discipleship in the Church today.
- The danger in not keeping both the “how and why” of the Gospel central to all we do.
From this episode:
“It is when we grasp and wrestle with both perspectives that we have a gospel that both places our salvation squarely on the work of Jesus on the Cross and sends us out to be his body, his family of redemption, and restoration in the world. It is when the world both hears the good news and witnesses a demonstration of restoration that they are most inclined to believe. This is a BIG Gospel!“
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