Friday, October 29, 2010

A New Gospel

Think, for a moment, about the four gospels in the New Testament. The gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, are very different. Yet, in many ways, they are much alike, because they are all about Jesus. No matter which book we read, the theme is the same: Jesus lived, and died for our salvation.

There is another gospel, though. It is one that you may not often think about, but one that you have lived. The gospel is your gospel: The Gospel According to Jack, The Gospel According to Elinor, The Gospel According to Mike, The Gospel According to Jeannine. Whatever your name, fill in the blank: The Gospel According to ____________ .

How does your gospel begin? With the birth of Jesus? The prophecy of the Messiah? The lineage of the King from the past, to the present? Maybe your gospel even begins with your birth. What is the true heart, the center, of your gospel? All of our individual stories about Jesus will be different. But, the essence will be the same. We will tell what we have seen, and experienced about our Savior. We will write down what He has done for us, and what He can do for everyone.

Think about your gospel today. Maybe God wants you to spread the Word, by putting it on paper, so future generations will know more about Jesus. Your story is important, and the world needs to hear it.

15 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

What an interesting post, Denise. Praise God for the work that He has done in our individual lives through Jesus.

One Heart said...

I LOVE IT!!! Never thought of it that way, but it's so creative. Love you, Denise!

Love Bears All Things said...

Enjoyed this.
Mama Bear

Nana's Nuggets said...

Good Morning Denise! Love this post, just last night as I was coming home I was listening to a radio program and they were talking about this! What is your Story? so to speak, that everybody has one! I want mine to always be, Glorifying my Savior in all that I am and in everything I do!! Thank You Jesus for my story!! Love and Blessings to you my Friend:)

Karen said...

Well, I had not thought about it this way. Good food for thought!

Lea said...

Loved this Denise... and the question: what is your story?
Much to think about!!!

Wanda's Wings said...

A new way of looking at things.

Irene said...

Oh my dear friend! So true! Kisses to you and love and prayers from my heart.

luvmy4sons said...

Oh He is writing His story on the tablets of our hearts.

Cathy said...

That would be a good thing for us to do , Dear.

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise... the gospel of Denise... or Shortybear??? Yep, I got me a Gospel according to Peggy all about my Lord and Savior!!! Love this
creative encouragement to share Jesus with our world!!!

Praying for more living & praying in Jesus name... Love you!
Peggy
Now to see if it works??? Short & sweet for me... just to let you know I momentarily had service! PTL

Bernie said...

Hope all is going well for you sweetie, keeping you in my heart and prayers.....:-) Hugs

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh wow. I heard that this week in our chapel training. So true the 5the gospel! BTW I love your new music thingy the other one was too small to read and I wanted to get the names of the songs! I think I will open another window and lave your music going. Thanks for changing it.
Have a Blessed Weekend.

Connie Barris said...

Born Again... my darling

Love you... you so rock

Pain to Purpose said...

I loved this post. We all have a story. We should be more intent to use our trials and victories to glorify Jesus!
Love you,
Carrie