One of the main problems in many churches today is that they are denying or distracting people from the gospel. Congregations today are about many things, but they’re not about the good news of Jesus Christ. They “do” lots of stuff and have lots of programs, but they do not proclaim the substitutionary atonement that Jesus made on Calvary’s Cross. The church in Corinth had succumbed to this very same problem. They had removed Christ from His proper place as the center of the church. This is why Paul tells them, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2). Everything we do must flow from the gospel. That means that everything we are as a church must flow from the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that this will look different than most churches in our culture today. The gospel is the most valuable treasure that we possess. Why would we center on anything less?

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