Pastor Kevin Williams
Each Sunday morning we gather together to remind ourselves of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this through prayers, singing, reading, and listening. But what should be our response? How should this Good News affect us? There are at least four responses that God requires.
First, we must respond in faith. John wrote his Gospel account "that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life through His name" (John 20:30-31).
Second, the Gospel requires fellowship. Once we believe the Gospel, Christ begins to change us and enable other responses. Faith in Christ joins us to the family of God (John 1:12). So another response to the Gospel is love for one another (John 13:34-35).
Third, the Gospel requires sharing the truth with others. Those who have received this wonderful message are given a mission to deliver it to others. Jesus tells His followers, "As the Father has sent Me, so I am sending you" (John 20:21). Each time we hear the Gospel, we should be inspired to share this Good News with others.
Fourth, the Gospel requires worship. We should respond to the Gospel with faith, fellowship, and outreach, but there is one more response that is essential. The Gospel motivates our worship. How can we receive this wonderful gift without praising the Giver?
These are four priorities of Tri-City Baptist Church--faith, fellowship, outreach, and worship. The Gospel is the fuel that keeps the fire burning. The Gospel motivates us to fulfill our calling. The Good News gives us purpose for the New Year and for the rest of our lives. And that is why the Gospel is the centerpiece of our gatherings on Sunday. Apart from the Gospel, the church has no mission or motivation. Without Christ we can do nothing (John 15:5)
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Pastor Kevin Williams and the staff of Tri-City Baptist Church write or re-post articles based on God's Word the Bible. These articles are meant to be applied to daily life and Christian living by God's grace.