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We use the word GOSPEL a lot around here, so I want you to know what we mean when we use it and the force that we want you to understand behind this word.
The gospel is a very dense word. When I say dense I mean it is packed with meaning and significance. The gospel is like a neutron star. A neutron star is one of the most dense materials in the universe. A teaspoon of neutron star material weighs about 10 million tons. This single word gospel contains about 10 million tons worth of meaning and significance. For instance, inside the gospel is the Bible, all the knowledge, facts, all of the theological and practical truths of the Bible are inside the word gospel.
Just like we can summarize a neutron star and say
A neutron star is a type of stellar remnant that can result from the gravitational collapse of a massive star during a supernova event.
So we can summarize the gospel and say, the gospel is the good news that God has sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins and reconcile us back to Himself. But that summary does not give the full and complete meaning to the word gospel. Contained in the word gospel is all that God is, all that He knows, all that He does. Contained in the word gospel is all of God's mercy, compassion, justice, love, faithfulness, strength, majesty and I could go on and on and on. So, when we use the word gospel around here I want you to think BIG. I want you to think dense material, heavy, packed, I want you to think this is the most powerful word in that has ever been spoken.
Embracing the gospel is like taking a tiny pill. Once you digest the pill its contents explode into your bloodstream. It goes throughout every vein in your body. You can't drain it out, you can't get rid of it. You can't take another pill that could go in and destroy it. The gospel has gotten into your life and now it's in your blood, it course throu ...
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