11 April 2010

Sunday Quote 41110

From the upcoming book by Tullian Tchividjian, entitled Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels:

Most Christians assume that the gospel is something non-Christians must believe in order to be saved, but after we believe it, we advance to deeper theological waters. The truth is, however, that once God rescues sinners, his plan isn’t to steer them beyond the gospel but to move them more deeply into it. After all, the only antidote to sin is the gospel—and since Christians remain sinners even after they’re converted, the gospel must be the medicine a Christian takes every day.

The Gospel message is one that we need to live in, and live through.  Only then will it have the impact it was meant to have for the hurting, broken Creation.  Every day I remind myself that Jesus is the fulfillment of this Gospel, and I remind myself that God is present in the here and now, as close as our next breath.


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