Salvation

Fokus på Jesus och evangelium / Focus on Jesus and the gospel

Fervent and with revelation

“This man was instructed in the way of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John, but being fervent in spirit, he accurately spoke and taught the things concerning the Lord. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him and explained the way of God more accurately.” Acts 18:25-26 Apollos was a preacher who spoke fervent in spirit. Being touched and filled with the.. Read More

Political gospel?

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matt. 24:14  The gospel is about Jesus and the kingdom of God.  So it is not about human kingdoms or kings.  Jesus is the way into the kingdom of God and Jesus is the King.  The kingdom of God wants to permeate every area of ​​human life.  The gospel.. Read More

Let go of moralism and let loose the gospel instead

 “who has made us able ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” 2 Cor. 3:6  Through Jesus, the new covenant was established.  The old covenant, the law, is history.  We should not mix these two covenants, but clearly separate them.  In 2 Cor. 3 it is spoken of the letter and of the Spirit, the ministry of death.. Read More

Unmixed gospel

“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different gospel, which is not a gospel. But there are some who trouble you and would pervert the gospel of Christ.” Gal. 1:6-7  It is the gospel that is God’s power for salvation (Rom. 1:16), not the gospel plus something more.  Addition to the gospel deprives the gospel of its power.  Jesus’.. Read More

The best message in the world

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. For it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Rom. 1:16  The gospel is the best message in the world.  Not everyone agrees, some say it is excessive to say so and some say it is fiction.  But those who believe receive the power of God.  The gospel is about.. Read More

Were we not called to preach the gospel?

“He said to them, “Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15  The mission was given by Jesus, to the church, to those who believe in Jesus.  Those of Jesus purified, in the precious blood that flowed on the cross of Calvary.  This is the main mission of the church and it is done outside the churches.  Unfortunately, it usually seems like the church is doing just.. Read More

Readiness

“having your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace,” Eph. 6:15  Walking barefoot outdoors makes you limited, vulnerable and dirty.  Cool, heat and sharp ground surface risk injuring you.  But there are shoes.  They protect your feet and affect your entire walk.  The gospel of peace gives you readiness.  Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, every man who believes, receives peace with God.  This is the good news that.. Read More

The guy with the grenade splinter

A number of years ago, my friends and I had outdoor meetings in an Asian country.  The gospel was preached night after night in this predominantly Hindu area.  The Lord worked and people started to believe and experienced miracles.  Last night, a guy came and told us something that describes the power of the gospel in a very good way.  He said that before the outdoor meetings came to his area, he was.. Read More

Sweden in the balance

“that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their sins against them, and has entrusted to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Cor. 5:19  God has already done something for every human being.  God’s love has been revealed and the sin problem in the world is already solved.  We should not in the first place look to the future and hope for something good, but let’s look.. Read More