T h e G o s p e l : G o d ’ s S a v i n g M e s s a g e
“For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe” (1 Corinthians 1:21).
God chose a message of love, hope, forgiveness, and grace to save mankind. God chose the gospel to teach people of the cross and the saving blood of Christ. The gospel is not merely good news; it is the best news of all time. Nothing is more urgent or more needed.
The gospel is God’s power for salvation (Romans 1:16). It is the imperishable seed by which we are born again into the family of God (1 Peter 1:23-25). In humility we must “receive the word implanted, which is able to save” our souls (James 1:21). The gospel is unalterably connected to our salvation. “This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1Timothy 2:3-4). God gave us the gospel out of an overwhelming love as part of His eternal plan for saving mankind from sin.
The Lord’s marching orders are, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16). These marching orders are our orders.
Our hearts beat with a consciousness of a lost and dying world needing the gospel message to rescue them from sin. We realize the power is not in us but in the gospel message. It is the treasure (2 Corinthians 4:7). The gospel is God’s message of eternal life (John 6:63).
We are committed at SEARCH to preaching the true and pure gospel of Christ, because we love the Lord and love the lost souls of men. The Lord has entrusted us with this great task, and we must do our best to glorify God’s Word.
Your support and prayers for us help us to fulfill the great commission, the most urgent task in the world. We need your help month in and month out to reach into millions of homes with the gospel message. Please, please help us. We need your support.
The Lord be with you, Phil Sanders (May 2012)