Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Gospel in 4G Series

By Pastor Rick Adams*

No doubt we have all become familiar with the marketing of 4G technology by the telephone companies promoting their state of the art cell phone service. Have you ever thought about what exactly does 3G or 4G mean?

In the cell phone business the "G" stands for generation...but the marketing relevance or the main difference is speed and the ability of a particular cell phone to use and transfer data!

Romans 1:16 tells us that the Gospel is "the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." The scriptural and spiritual relevance is obvious! The Gospel that has the power to save is now in our hands! ...Our generation! Acts 1:8; Matt 28:19-20

The Apostle Paul understood this when he said, "For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. 1 Corinthians 9:16-17

Let us understand clearly just what the Gospel message involves! Again Paul defines that for us! "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:" 1 Cor 15:1-5

"The Gospel in 4G!" is made up of four powerful components:
  • The Death of Jesus Christ - God's Payment for Sin!
  • The Burial of Jesus Christ - God's Proof of Sin Satisfied!
  • The Resurrection of Jesus Christ - God's Promise Fulfilled!
  • The Witnesses of Jesus Christ - God's Purpose Declared!

I will be preaching on each of these themes as Easter Sunday approaches, April 24th.

Every Christian must see our responsibility of sharing the Gospel with this Generation! Mark 16:15

We are living in a day that communication has never been more powerful, easier or quicker! Today, many boast of having the fastest or most powerful technology to communicate around the world!

However, there is no message that has a more powerful potential than the Gospel of Jesus Christ! What are we doing with it? Will you help us get the message out to the Lost! They are waiting on us to share it with them!

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"The Gospel in 4G Series" is used by permission. Special thanks to Pastor Rick Adams and Pastor Greg Adams for graciously allowing me to reprint this article.

* Dr. Rick Adams is a graduate of Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida. He has served as pastor of Greater Portland Baptist Church since it's beginning in 1982. Pastor Adams has a passion for winning lost souls to Christ and is known as an old-fashioned gospel preacher.

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