Paul says in his opening words to the romans that the gospel is ‘the power of God unto salvation’ (Rom 1:16). As we explored the gospel together it was exciting to see the power of God work through his gospel in 2 main ways.
- New believers were able to better understand and love the gospel which had called them. The more they understood the glory of Jesus’ ministry, death and resurrection, the more they understood heir identify as sons and daughters of God.
- Mark’s gospel made it clear that our salvation was a free gift from God and was not dependent on our sin, our good works or our heritage. This was an important clarification for any that might assume they are saved by anything other than grace alone through faith alone in the finished work of Christ.
The Soul course was a great way for us to make clear the gospel message and to offer those who do not yet believe, a safe environmental to ask difficult and sometimes embarrassing questions. We thank God for the work of illumination that He has done over the last 7 weeks, and the work He will continue to do through the power of his gospel in those who came to the course.