Believing the Gospel

Listen to the sermon Richard Hovey

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Bulletin: August 18 2019
Newsletter: June 2019 Newsletter

Scriptures: Psalm 80, Acts 26:1-29


Richard Hovey

Paul was living a life opposed to the Gospel, opposed to Jesus Christ, and opposed to those who followed Jesus. Paul not only opposed these things mildly, but with violence and persistence. What things do you oppose in your life or through the way you live? Are there elements of your life that are in opposition to Jesus?

Paul had a rather direct experience with Jesus which reoriented his priorities and purposes in life. After this encounter with Jesus, Paul began to defend his new found belief in the Gospel – his belief in Jesus Christ and his fellowship with other believers. The good news about Jesus became the cornerstone of Paul’s life moving forward. Have you had an experience with Jesus? Has he become the central truth and reality of your life?

Paul began to preach – not only for the purpose of proclamation of truth but with a hope and a desire that through his preaching others might come to believe, that others might come to reorient their lives around Jesus Christ. Yes, that they might become like Paul and believe in the Gospel. Are there people in your life that you proclaim the good news of Jesus to? Are there people you hope will believe?

The song “We are the Reason” is one which has come to mean a lot to me over the years and calls me to share the gift of Christ. You can listen to it here.

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