Read Today’s Rhapsody of Realities June 5 2023 Written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Today’s Topic is: BEGIN WITH THE MESSAGE OF LOVE
- The Gospel of Christ is fundamentally a message of love, not a discourse on sin. It’s about the life and nature of God made available to all through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This understanding should guide our approach to sharing the Gospel. The focus should be on God’s love, His gift of eternal life, and the restoration of His glory through Christ.
Today’s Message For Rhapsody of Realities
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
When preaching the Gospel, some Christians focus primarily the subject of sin, emphasizing the need for people to repent of their sins. The message of repentance was apt for the Jews because they were under the Law. What was required of them was to turn away from wrong when they sinned, unto God.
However, non-Jews-the Gentiles -had nothing to turn away from because they were never under the Law, which in itself was their condemnation. The Bible says, “For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law” (Romans 5:13).
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But then, the Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). This includes both Jews and Gentiles. If the Gentiles didn’t break the Law because it wasn’t given to them where then was their sin?
We learn in the book of Genesis that when God created Adam and Eve, they were in the presence of a holy God. They lived in His glory. But they were cut off from that glory when Adam sinned against God. Romans 5:19 says, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
Through one man’s offense, all men fell short of the glory but now, in Christ, the glory is restored: “.. Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). Hallelujah!
This is why your approach of the Gospel shouldn’t begin with the issue of sin; rather, it should begin with the message of love. That’s the key; that’s how Jesus puts it in our opening scripture. Love was His motivation.
Notice in that verse that He said nothing about sin. That’s the Gospel of Christ, It’s a message of love and a message of life-the life
and nature of God-that His death, burial and resurrection has made possible and available to everyone who believes.
Dear Father, thank you for your love that’s expressed, unveiled, and embraced as many all around the world hear and receive the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the resultant gift of righteousness. Today,they experience your steadfast and everlasting love and the glory of your grace, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
John 3:16 AMPC
16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
2 Corinthians 5:19-21
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
John 19:17-42 & 1 Chronicles 17-19
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Mark 15:1-14& Deuteronomy 3
About Rhapsody of Realities
Rhapsody of Realities 2023 Daily Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D. D.D). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l. If you have been blessed, please share your testimony by contacting us.
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