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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

When we forget the Gospel


The gospel is a message as Christians we cannot forget. It’s a message that we need to remind ourselves of daily. Paul makes this very clear in his writings to the Corinthians.

Being prone to forget things, he wrote to them, “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel . . .” (1 Cor. 15:1). Paul goes on to talk about Jesus, because they were prone to forget about him. Like the Corinthians, we fall into the same cycle of forgetfulness.

We get caught up thinking about ourselves, our family, our friends, our critics, and the people involved in our life. Thinking about so many things in our life leads us to sometimes forget about Jesus. It’s not that we don’t know of him, but that we’re forgetful of him.

We can also forget about community, as well. Paul is writing to a church, saying, “You really need to help one another, serve one another, love one another, walk with one another, because you’re not going to make it on your own. You need the people of God to go with you.”

We can also forget about Scripture. Sometimes people can go days, weeks, months, or years without actually reading the Bible—the book that God wrote. Sometimes we can get really excited about other books that have been written, maybe even decent Christian books. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if we’re reading other books at the expense of the book God wrote, then it could be.

We can also forget about Scripture. Sometimes people can go days, weeks, months, or years without actually reading the Bible—the book that God wrote. Sometimes we can get really excited about other books that have been written, maybe even decent Christian books. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if we’re reading other books at the expense of the book God wrote, then it could be.

We can also forget about Scripture. Sometimes people can go days, weeks, months, or years without actually reading the Bible—the book that God wrote. Sometimes we can get really excited about other books that have been written, maybe even decent Christian books. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if we’re reading other books at the expense of the book God wrote, then it could be.

The key to fighting forgetfulness is to always come back to what is the truth and who Jesus is. Remind yourself daily that Jesus lived for you, died for you, and rose from death for you (1 Cor. 15:3–4). He did this so that you could be forgiven of your past, present, and future sins, and experience a new life in him.

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