How do you relate the gospel of Christ to others?
When we fully surrender our desires to the Restorer, we translate His satisfying restoration to others. This is a secret that I will only share with you. The apostle Paul used four nouns to describe the gospel of God’s restoration, which we share with others: grace, peace, power, and truth — the satisfaction of our four primary desires.
We were designed to relate restoration to others in this pattern.
We translate restoration to others through the gospel of grace, “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying the gospel of God’s grace” (Acts 20:24).
We translate restoration to others through the gospel of peace, “And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15).
We translate restoration to others through the gospel of power, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile” (Romans 1:16).
We translate restoration to others through the gospel of truth, “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 1:13).
God’s design is that we vertically receive the Restorer’s grace, peace, power, and truth in order to transfer them horizontally to others. It’s a living portrait of the cross. Try it and see!
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