Note: Here’s where to find the sermon “Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying: Fighting to Remember the Gospel” from July 22, 2012
Often, Christians think that the gospel is a propostitional statement that is only useful for “converting” non-Christians or teaching “the basics” of Christian faith to children.
This causes many of us to leave the gospel behind like we leave behind training wheels on a bicycle or stop using cups with lids.
…and its killing us.
The gospel is not simply the way you BEGIN a relationship with God in Christ, it is the way you CONTINUE and GROW in that relationship.
in 2 Timothy, Paul calls the Christian life a “fight of FAITH”.
Our fight is not a fight of works. Works are certainly a by-product of faith, but they are not “the next step”.
Our fight is a fight to remember. In every moment, to remember and believe the gospel…the objective work of Christ on our behalf that has already been completed.
So, here is the Scripture that I have committed to memory over the last 3 years. Most of these verses are short synopses of the gospel or the gospel’s implicatios.
Memorize them. Meditate on them. Turn off the radio in your car and run these scriptures through your mind daily. Then be amazed at how the Lord is fighting for you.
Get busy living or get busy dying. Choose life that you may live.