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Christ-Centered Gospel (2 of 4)
Series: Old Time Religion
Dr. Fred Lowery
Acts 26:19-20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 1:16; Galatians 1:8-12; Romans 3:10-12; Romans 3:18; Romans 3:21; Romans 6:22; Ephesians 2:13
Now as you know, this is our Old Time Religion series and we, all of us know the importance, and the words "Old Time Religion" - all of us have an idea that - that religion is something that is timeless, and it is. There's really no such thing as "new time religion". If it's not the Old Time Religion, then it's really heresy - it's a false gospel. I think that in a modern world, if we're not careful, we could throw out the baby with the bath water, you know, we just, we have to be careful that we don't ever throw out something that will never change. The gospel of Jesus Christ never, ever changes. I remember Billy Graham, back in his early days when he was doing some new and different things in crusades that never happened before and so somebody actually said to Mr. Graham - "Dr. Graham, what you're doing is setting back Christianity and the church a hundred years."
And Dr. Graham said, "Well then, I've failed because I'm trying to set it back 2,000 years." And that's what we want to do - is we don't ever get away from the cross and the gospel of Jesus Christ - that never changes. When I was a young preacher, I would often say to an older preacher, "Give me some hints. You know, how do you do your preaching? Tell me something that'll help me." And, one of 'em, every now and then one of them would say to me, "Young man, just choose a text and then go as quick to the cross as you possibly can." And that was great wisdom, great advice because we will never take the cross out of the gospel. In Romans 10, God rejects Israel. Why did He reject Israel, his chosen people? God rejected because Israel rejected the gospel. That's the only reason God rejects anyone, is because they reject the gospel.
Since it's Old Time Religion, let me tell you an old story ba ...
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