The Proper Role Of The Gospel: You Share, He Saves

“The gospel can lift a destroying burden from the mind, give beauty for ashes, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. But unless the weight of the burden is felt the gospel can mean nothing to the man; and until he sees a vision of God high and lifted up, there will be no woe and no burden. Low views of God destroy the gospel for all who hold them.”


This is the epitome of witnessing. Our only purpose besides worshiping God is to share the gospel with folks. It’s up to God to save them. But it’s a crazy cycle. We must have a high view of God. If we have a low view, He’s not high and lifted up. If he’s not lifted up, people will never understand they have a burden. If they never understand they have a burden, God can never take the weight of that burden away and give beauty for ashes and a garment of praise for their heaviness.

Lift up God today in whatever you do. So people will see him and understand their burden; that they are without Him, God of all eternity, maker of all creation, Alpha and Omega!


About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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