Tuesday, August 30, 2016

MY GOSPEL - By Joel Finck

 By Joel Finck

Scripture Reading: Romans 16:25

In three places, the apostle Paul refers to the message committed to him as "my gospel" (Romans 2:16; 16:25; II Timothy 2:8). Why does Paul personalize the gospel in this way? It is surely not out of pride or egotism, for Paul's words were written by divine inspiration.

Paul called his message "my gospel" to set it apart from the message preached by the twelve apostles. For you see, none of these men could call their gospel "my gospel" because it was not just revealed to one ofthem but to all twelve. But when God unveiled His message for the new dispensation of grace, He chose to reveal it to and through only one man, the Apostle Paul. Someone will ask, "Didn't the Apostle Paul preach the same Lord Jesus Christ as the twelve apostles?" The answer is ''Yes, but in a different way." In the words of our text, Paul preached Jesus Christ "according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret since the world began" (Romans 16:25b).

The gospel preached by the twelve pertained to Christ's offer of the kingdom to Israel, and is called, appropriately, "the gospel of the kingdom" (Matthew 4:23). Paul's gospel pertains to God's gracious offer of salvation without works during this present dispensation of grace, and is called, appropriately, "the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24). The majority of churches seem intent on mixing these two messages, but the Word of God maintains a clear distinction between the two. By the grace of God, let us boldly proclaim the gospel of grace which Paul so passionately referred toas "my gospel."

Does Your Pastor Preach Paul's Gospel?

Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began.

2 Timothy 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel.

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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