Thoughts from the Songs 10.13

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Unfortunately, there are churches that trade genuine teaching from God’s Word for popular psychology or counseling. To justify this trade, the gospel message is treated as an entry, or a beginning, and the new teaching focuses on how to become moral. But this thinking places limits on the gospel as taught in the Bible, and its perceived relevance to mature Christians. God’s gospel is far bigger than you think.

Salvation is not one moment in time; rather, it encompasses the entire story of the believer. From an eternal perspective, God “chose us in Him before the foundation of the world” (Eph. 1:4). Historically, God sees the Christian as having been crucified (Col. 3:3-4), buried (Rom. 6:2-4), and risen with Christ (Rom. 5:6-8). Presently, we are united with Christ when we trust him for salvation (Eph. 1:3). In the future, we will be resurrected (1 Cor. 15:22) and glorified in Christ (Rom. 8:17).

The Christian does not outgrow the message of the gospel. The Christian’s growth is rooted in the gospel. This is why the song set is entirely focused on the great work done on the cross by God our Savior, a work that we could not perform.

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