If you have been blessed by this show and would like to join the marriage after god podcast patron team, please visit marriageaftergod.com/patron — The Gospel. The good news of Salvation to the world. It is the testimony of what Jesus came to do and did, to redeem sinners. It is good news because it tells us where we could only fail, Jesus could only succeed. The Gospel draws us close to God and provides reconciliation. But…is the power of the gospel meant only to help us believe and receive salvation? Or is the Gospel something that we as believers should cling to every day of our lives? Scripture tells us that the gospel is for all. It is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. Romans 1:16a “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” We as believers need to be reminded of the Gospel everyday, and often moment by moment. Whether we are tempted, sad, hurt, scared, lonely, angry, weak, we need the gospel consistently. The truth of the gospel is a defense against the hardening of our hearts. Hebrews 3:12-13 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. As humans, God understands our weaknesses and how prone we are to wander from the truth. As believers, it is our job to continually remind our brothers and sisters in Christ as well as ourselves, of the gospel truth. The continual reminder of this truth is what protects us from unbelief and deception. In Scripture, Ephesians 6:17 tells us to put on the helmet of salvation. This helmet protects our head, our minds, and our thoughts. What you believe, and how you think, is how you will live out your life. In this world there is no shortage of hardship and despair. We will face turmoil, pain, physical ailments, loss of life, struggles in our marriages, struggles with finances, and more. Without Christ and the power of the gospel, there is no hope. The gospel is our only true hope in this life. It offers us the promise of eternal life with our God in Heaven. When our minds are protected by the assurance and truth of our salvation, we are able to stay focused on what really matters. Not only is the gospel our source of hope, but it provides guidance in every area of our lives. The good news teaches us how to live as Jesus did. It provides instruction on how to live a life of faith, love, and service to others. It provides assurance of our salvation and the forgiveness of our sins. It assures us that Christ and what he did for us is sufficient and that the Gospel is enough. It provides a source of comfort and strength in times of trouble and sorrow, and the knowledge that we are fully known and loved by God. The gospel brings us closer to God by giving us a better understanding of His will and His plan for us. If you are feeling doubt, know that Christ loves you and died for you. Do not remain in bondage to your sin, as you are a new creation! Rest in this truth, the foundation of our faith. We are all sinners, and we have all failed. Christ did not fail and never will.
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Serving is a powerful antidote to many marriage issues. It builds unity as you work as a team. It provides perspective when you pour into others’ lives. It gives opportunity to utilize your unique gifts and talents together. And most importantly, it allows you to follow Jesus’ example and model servant leadership in the way He perfectly lived it out.