Friday, September 25, 2009

9/26- The true gospel

(4 gospels- book of Kells)
Devotional using scripture, quote from John Calvin and thoughts for the day each day- on the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth.

1. 2 Corinthians 11:4
For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
2. Galatians 1:6
[ No Other Gospel ] I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—

Calvin: “Now I take the gospel to be the clear manifestation of the mystery of Christ.” 2:9:2

Thoughts: the word “gospel” means good news. But it also means telling the story of Christ- the message. There are different messages out there that we can grab on to. But we are to hold onto the message passed onto us- the life, death, resurrection of Christ- the revealing of the mystery of Christ.

Prauer: Lord, give us ears to hear your good news only. Make us deaf to the call of the world.

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