Focal passage: Romans 10:8b-17
Communication technology has come a long way. We wouldn’t know what to do without being able to get a message to someone instantly. Whether it’s important or trivial, we are able to communicate whatever we want with whomever we want in an instant. I’m so glad to be able to communicate with family and friends who are far away. It really is a gift to be able to keep in touch. However, there is one message that should be the priority in our lives.
The good news of Jesus is the message that we should center. Romans 10 teaches us that the gospel message is centered on the resurrection and lordship of Jesus Christ. The person of Jesus is the person whom the gospel exalts as the One who was dead but has now been raised from the grave. This is the good news that leads us into salvation.
Moreover, the gospel is universal. This message offers salvation to all people. It is an offer given to all. Regardless of race, gender or class, the blanket of the gospel is big enough to cover everyone. However, not all will accept the message. Only those who repent and believe the gospel, placing their faith in Jesus, can receive salvation. The gospel is the “power of salvation” but only “for those who believe” (Romans 1:16).
As we can understand from this passage, the gospel is an important message – the most important, in fact! For this reason, it must be communicated to others. Jesus has made us messengers of the good news. How will anyone know the message unless we tell them?
God has entrusted us with the gospel and expects us to share it with others. We have been invited into God’s mission to redeem humanity by carrying the gospel everywhere we go. It is both a great privilege and a great responsibility.