I was reading Tullian Tchividjian’s five-part blog series Worship Is A Big Deal and came across this gem:
“Like many others, I once assumed the gospel was simply what non-Christians must believe in order to be saved, but after they believe it, they advance to deeper theological waters. But, as Tim Keller explains it, the gospel isn’t simply the ABCs of Christianity, but the A-through-Z. The gospel doesn’t just ignite the Christian life; it’s the fuel that keeps Christians going and growing every day. 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. Since we never leave off sinning, we can never leave the gospel.”
There is definitely a church-wide paradigm shift occuring related to what the gospel actually is and what it means to embrace it. I’m incredibly excited to see how these new discussions, explorations and insights will reshape the heart of the Christianity in the near future.