Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Scandal of Salvation
As Christians, we believe in something called the Gospel. Literally, that word means "good news." But--let's be honest here--most of us don't really see what's so good about it. Most of us tend to think it is more like a list of obligations and rules than an "all-clear" from our doctor. That's because we've forgotten what the Gospel really is. This Sunday, the start of Advent season, we'll be looking at Romans 3:21-26, a passage that lays out the Good News in all its glory. We'll also be taking the Lord's Supper together.
But to be honest, there are truths in Romans 3 that people--both religious and irreligious--have a tough time accepting. Good news or not, some parts of it are tough for us to swallow. We'll unpack the Good News this Sunday. I hope you'll be there.