Archive for the ‘ Gospel ’ Category

VerseD: Matthew 23:11

The greatest among you shall be your servant.
Matthew 23:11, ESV

We show the hope we have by copying our Lord – not demanding our own way but serving others, for we know our award awaits eternity.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 13:13

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13, ESV

We have faith in the Faithful One who saves us, hope in His return, and love Him by loving others through compassion and sharing the good news of His saving work and imminent return.

VerseD: Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Colossians 4:6, ESV

We ought to be more kind to those outside the Church, for they are lost, just as Jesus spoke kindly to lost sinners. May they see our gratitude for a kind Savior through our kindness yet firmness on truth.

VerseD: 1 Peter 3:15

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect
1 Peter 3:15, ESV

We must share our faith, but we remember that we are talking to people like us: sinners in need of a Savior. This reminds us to have the same gentle compassion Christ had with us.

VerseD: Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1, ESV

Because of Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead, all of our got and Shane is washed away. Each and every part of our sin is removed. We are free from eternal consequences of our sin.

VerseD: Matthew 28:6

He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
Matthew 28:6, ESV

Christianity is the only religion with a founder who died but came back to life forever.
Take comfort in the Truth.

VerseD: Romans 8:37-39

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:37‭-‬39, ESV

For He is risen!

VerseD: Luke 23:38

There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”
Luke 23:38, ESV

Our Lord was mocked, yet the mockers did not realize the truth they either stated or misunderstood.
Likewise, Christians receive the same treatment, but we know they are truly attacking and mocking Christ and still missing the truth of His redemptive work on that cross.

VerseD: Philippians 2:7-8

but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:7‭-‬8, ESV

Jesus is, always has been, and always will be God. Yet, He ignored the honor due Him to die for our forgiveness and redeem us from His wrath.
Likewise, through Christ we are adopted children of God, yet we serve our fellow humans to show them God’s grace.

VerseD: Luke 22:42

saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
Luke 22:42, ESV

Jesus did not enjoy His greatest work, preferring another way. Yet, His obedience to the point of death on the cross is not only our joy but also our example of faithfulness to God and spreading the Gospel.