The gospel of Jesus Christ is also a declaration. It is a declaration of something that has already happened, “that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day."
EPISODE #17: Ted asks Rod why some people struggle to believe the Christian claims of Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection. Rod talks about the necessity of a pastor who faithfully preaches and teaches the Gospel and attending regularly even while doubting.
EPISODE #12: Ted asks Rod about why he continues to feel guilt after he’s been forgiven by his pastor. Dad talks about how important it is to have a pastor who understands how important the forgiveness of Christ is (the Gospel), and that sinners should always expect and receive the forgiveness Christ brings us in the preached Good News, and…
In the Church, the cry is, “He loves,” and it is that message which transforms our worldviews from taking to giving, from radical individualism to trans-demographic inclusivism, from selfishness to selflessness, from “tolerate my rights” to “loving rightly together.”