What is “the gospel”? Simply a set of facts to believe, or much more?
I recently finished reading Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life by Elyse Fitzpatrick. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It delves into the topic of how the gospel can – and should – permeate and affect every area of our life. It’s applicable to each and every situation we encounter.
“Let me explain what I mean. If I asked you, ‘Where did the ongoing incarnation of Jesus Christ intersect with your life yesterday?’ would you have an answer? We all know that the crucifixion is important for our initial salvation, but what did it mean to you this morning? Does Calvary inform and warm your heart when you’re waiting in line at the grocery store or hearing bad news from your doctor? Does his sinless life comfort you when you realize that you’ve just sinned in that same way again? In other words, is he significantly relevant to you in your daily walk with him? ” (p. 18)
Get it. Read it. Apply it.