I have just returned from an amazing week at the Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Kentucky (t4g.org). The focus of the conference was on the underestimated Gospel and I want to share just a few things that stood out to me this week.
- The Gospel of Jesus Christ can change anyone. No one, no matter what they’ve done or what they’re currently doing, is beyond his saving reach.
- We have to ask ourselves from time to time: “Do I really believe that God can answer the requests I’m praying for?” In our mind we may know that, yes, God is powerful enough to act. But often our heart betrays our beliefs and we pray without faith.
- The Gospel has the power to sustain us in Christian ministry no matter how difficult the trials may get (2 Corinthians 4:1-6) so that we “do not lose heart.”
- God is deeply concerned about our holiness. His grace and free offer of forgiveness to cover our sin do not in any way remove the heavy responsibly to exert “faith-fueled effort” in seeking to obey his Word.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20–21, ESV)