The Elephant in the Room

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This weekend I was with a group of students at a local conference and had the chance to watch God grab the hearts of thousands of students around one simple message…the Gospel.  Oftentimes we cram our heads with deep and significant theological ideas while forgetting the basics (Gal.1:6-9).

There’s a lot more comfort in leaning into self-seeking and secular truisms than the reality of what the Gospel says.  They used a powerful video with a helpful acrostic to define the Gospel for students (and leaders).

God created us to be with Him.
Our sin separates us from God.
Sins cannot be removed by good deeds.
Paying the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again.
Everyone who trust in Him alone has eternal life.
Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever.

Conventional wisdom will always tell us that we can get to God on our own but the Bible (and our heart) reminds us that we aren’t altruistic or good, we need salvation, we need Jesus.  If you don’t know Christ I would love for you to watch this one last video and hear the love that Jesus has for all of us.

No matter how much we want to think different our salvation is:

By grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone.  Your good deeds outside of relationship with God only solidify your pride and isolation from the critical realization of your own desperate need.

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