Christ, our Light
Sunday, November 10, 2024
Feast of Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, 461

Christians need to think through what the gospel can mean to a searching heart. Besides deliverance from a literal hell, it may put an unbeliever’s marriage back together, it may end his overpowering guilt, it may free him from a burdensome habit, it may bring peace, it may bring financial stability, it may solve many of his interpersonal problems, it may be the key to coping with illness, it may be the solution to a tragedy or some great loss, it may be the key to resources for living. Possibly it will be all of the above. That’s good news! Every basic human need or motive is matched by some facet of the gospel.
... Joseph C. Aldrich (1941-2009), Lifestyle Evangelism, Multnomah Press, 1981, p. 89 (see the book; see also Isa. 61:1-3; Hos. 2:23; Matt. 4:23; 5:3-12; Rom. 6:16-17,20-22; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 1:13-14; 2:1-3; 4:22-24; Heb. 4:16; Jas. 1:27; 1 Pet. 2:10; more at Deliverance, Gospel, Guilt, Heart, Life, Marriage, Need, Peace)

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