I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you. —1 Corinthians 15:1
Did you ever notice how quickly things get old or outdated? I thought about this the other day as I taught my class at a Christian college. They’re on the cutting edge by providing a laptop computer for each student. It wasn’t too long ago when it was innovative for college to have computers for students in the library. Then it was cutting edge to provide them for dorm rooms. But someday even personal laptops will become obsolete as well.
Everything man creates will eventually go out of date. Everything, that is, but the gospel. The gospel is over 2,000 years old, And though there have been lot of updated Bible translations, the gospel is still as relevant today as it is when it was written.
The gospel is this: Jesus Christ came to earth, lived a perfect life, gave up His life by being sacrificed on a cross, was buried in a borrowed tomb, and was raised from the dead 3 days later (I Corinthian 15:1-4). Because He took our punishments for sin on Himself, He can forgive sins and make us children of God if we put our faith and trust in Him (Acts 13:38-39).
Let the greatest story ever told make brand new forever. It’s the story that never grows old. — Dave Branon
O cleansing Word, O precious Word,
Thy promise are true;
They are the “Amen” in my life;
Thy truths are ever new. — Anon
The gospel never grows old.