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“Each one of us is a ‘fifth Gospel.’”


A thought by Leonard Sweet, (2014-02-21) from his book, The Well-Played Life: Why Pleasing God Doesn't Have to Be Such Hard Work (p. 160). Tyndale Momentum. Kindle Edition

What a great thought to start a new week. 

Leonard continues, “There are the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John . . . and you. We each continue the Jesus story on the pages of our own lives as the gospel becomes ‘my gospel’ and then ‘our gospel’ until it finally becomes a special edition ‘fifth Gospel,’ even perhaps a ‘third Testament’—the gospel translated into our lives and written between the lines on the pages of Scripture.”

You see, His Gospel is to be lived out through me and you.  We are Jesus to the people around us.  That is why many in this world have such a negative picture of Christ.  That is how we live.  He said that He didn’t come into this world to condemn the world but we do condemn so what He says to those we condemn cannot be heard.  It is not His words they hear but how they are lived out through us that shows who He is to our friends.

His Gospel truly is good news and our lives can show that to others.  Our task is to continue what He started.  Spend some time in the four Gospels to see how He responded, how He lived then just continue to do it with Him living in and through you.  His Word and His Comforter are available to us.  He wants to continue to live out His “Good News” through us.

So is your life good news?

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