Last week, I was watching/listening to some sermons from the recent Liberate conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I shared one with you then by Ray Cortese. Today, I’m sharing one from Paul Tripp. It is particularly appropriate during Holy Week.
So often, we think of the Gospel as being for non-Christians. Then, we become Christians and become worn out, burned out and often joyless as well. People who know us can’t figure out what is so great about being a Christian if we aren’t even joyful. Sometimes we wonder too!
And why did Jesus have to die if we just need to live good lives? We know what to do. Why don’t we just gut it out and do it? What is the big deal?
Do we not know enough? Do we not do enough? Was Jesus’ death really not enough to save us?
This sermon is very helpful…and frankly very blunt. But he isn’t saying anything to us he hasn’t had to learn himself as well. I think I’ll be listening to this one again.
Blessings as you listen to this one. I hope it enriches your understanding of the gospel…what Jesus did for you and me on the cross. And how it plays out in real life afterwards.