Tim Chester, pastor and author, has written this post about developing a gospel focus in our churches. He says that our church community – in order to grow and last – must be founded on Jesus Christ.
“We don’t read the Bible simply to fill our minds, but to change our hearts. We don’t read the Bible simply to be informed, but to be conformed to the image of Jesus. Read your Bible until you are moved. Read it to stir your affections: your fear, your hope, your love, your desire, your confidence. Read it until your heart cries out, ‘The Lord is good’!”
When we proclaim the gospel to one another, we are sharing it as part of our daily lives and growing together in community based on Christ.