We live in a culture that is offended by the true message of Jesus Christ. Offended you say? Can’t be – isn’t Christianity telling us to “love our neighbour” and “do good?” Well, yes, but it also tells us that we’re terrible at it.
This is what’s really insulting and offensive about the Gospel. It tells us that we are all losers when it comes to being a “good person.” It tells us that the only way to be saved and to find favour with God is to receive His free gift of salvation.
But that’s not all – it also tells us that we are so sinful and wicked that the only way we can be saved was through the death of the son of God.
And that would be very insulting to us. If it weren’t true. But it is…
And this is why Paul when he writes to the Romans says that he’s not ashamed of the Gospel because it’s the power of God for salvation. In other words the Gospel is upsetting because it reveals the truth about true and it saves sinners like me. What about you?
Come and learn more what the Bible really teaches on Wednesdays @ 1:30-3:30 PM at PB 210 in the Leslie Dan Pharmacy Building.
HOMEWORK for this week: Read Romans 1:1-17
- What does the word “righteousness” mean here?
- What does it mean to you to “live” by the righteousness of faith? (v.17)
- Read the 5 M’s handout and begin memorizing Romans 1:16-17.