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By: Malcolm Smith
The Gospel is the call to rest, to receive the free, undeserved
gift that God has given us in Christ. There is nothing man can
do to earn salvation from his past, or his present acceptance
and walk with God. It is, from beginning to end, the grace of
God, which can only be received by faith.
The body of truth that proclaims the revelation of God is
called the Good News. News, by definition, is the announcement
of something that has happened, not a list of things that must
be done! All that must be done for a man to live in perfect union
with God has been accomplished by Jesus in His death and resurrection.
The heart of the Christian life is to stand in wonder before
His love and say, "Thank You!"
The Gospel is not a call to do something, but the announcement
that all is done in the One Who stood for all.
The Christian life is not living in our own strength and resources,
but from the infinite Christ Who lives within those who believe.
All human strength will come to an end sooner or later, leaving
each of us with charred, burned out life. But His strength knows
We have one function in life: to be the manifestors of His
life to the world. Only when we are living His life are we truly
living our own! This is the reason for our creation.
We realize that He is not only the past tense Savior from
sin, but also the One Who now lives within us in the present
tense, our life and breath. Christianity is not a formula, but
the Person of Jesus Himself.
Never think that Christianity is a matter of adjusting behavior,
but rather, of letting Christ live through us in His strength
From: Spiritual Burnout