All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth. – Colossians 1:6b
Paul describes the gospel as a living entity. Notice that it is the gospel that is bearing fruit and growing. Once people really understand the good news, the gospel has a life of it’s own that expands in surprising ways. Just ask the underground church in China or the new expressions of faith that are appearing all over America. In a day when mainline churches are declining, the gospel is going forward in dynamic new ways. We can’t contain it nor should we. When we feel spiritually dry and worn out, we need to come back to the gospel. Have you reminded yourself of God’s grace in all its truth today?
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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