How to keep your focus on what really matters
April 9, 2012
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
I went to lunch with a good friend awhile back. Now, this man is a preacher, a teacher, and a wonderful witness for the Lord. He shares Christ wherever he goes in such an enthusiastic way. And every time I get around him, I’m encouraged in my own witness for Jesus.
So he was talking to me about preaching and said, “Jack, do you know what the problem with so many preachers today is? They never really preach the Gospel!” As he was talking, I have to admit that I found myself disagreeing, thinking, “That’s not true… most preachers preach the Gospel.”
But he went on to talk about how many preachers give good sermons and teach all around the Gospel, but they never really share the Gospel. And he challenged me to make sure that in every sermon I preach, that I always share what Jesus did for you and me. I realized he was right. That message just isn’t preached enough today.
There are so many preachers and teachers today who speak eloquently about God, yet they never truly get to the heart of God: His love for us and His saving work through Jesus Christ. So as you grow in your faith and learn more about God, remember to keep the main thing the main thing. Focus on what Jesus did for you on the cross and make that wonderful truth the foundation of your life!
IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS: THAT CHRIST DIED FOR YOU SO THAT YOU CAN LIVE FOR HIM!
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