This week we began our look at three great things that are a part of our walk as Christians. We began Monday with our Greatest Motivation: Love. We continued Tuesday with our Greatest Challenge: Repentance. We conclude this three part series with Our Greatest Duty.
That duty is simply to Proclaim Repentance and Remission of Sin. This is the command Jesus left His followers. “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:46-47)
Remission of our sin is closely, no specifically, better yet ONLY in connection to Christ’s death and resurrection. The apostle Paul said that “good news” is God’s power to save us (cf. Romans 1:16). He defines that “good news” (Gospel) in 1 Corinthians 15:1-5, “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.”
To do so requires a meek spirit. A constitution that is a requirement of elders and one we should all aspire toward. “And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.” (2 Timothy 2:24-26).
Look around you. Notice your family members, your fellow students, your co-workers. There is someone who sure could use the greatest good news today.