Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Missing Part of the Gospel

A few posts ago I announced the Saturday subject for an Evangelism Class as “The Missing Part of the Gospel.” I was asked by one of you what that was. I replied, “The missing part was actually loving the person the gospel was being presented to.” That was true, but the most important thing is the “glory of Christ.”

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (II Corinthians 4:4)

We can present all of the truth in the Gospel message without anyone seeing the Glory of Christ. It is the Glory that the god of this age blinds the minds to so that they many not see.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

“All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.” (Acts 6:15)

“But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. ‘Look,’ he said, ‘I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.’” (Acts 7:55-56)

It was the glory they saw that caused Stephen’s death and the persecution that followed.

“As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.” (Acts 9:3)

It was the glory of Christ that brought Saul of Tarsus to Christ.

Remember the School of Practical Christianity starts Saturday, January 11. Let me know if you would like to attend.

In the Lord Jesus Christ,

Jim Wilson

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