January 11, 2017
The Gospel is a huge, cosmic story: God, through the work of Jesus Christ, calls an unlikely, diverse group of people to be His own, the focal point of His activity in history. For so many people around us, however, this story is folly, a relic of an obsolete past. Alistair Begg reminds us that we have been given the burden of sharing this fantastic story with the world. We make ourselves small so that the work of Jesus can loom large for all people.
7Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in2 God who created all things, 10so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.
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