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Admittedly, the grammar sounds awkward, but I hope we will indeed remember. . . not to forget . . .

The gospel.

Charles Spurgeon said, “The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the gospel.”[1]

How do we, practically speaking, remind ourselves of the gospel? What are the onramps?

Read the Bible. Daily reading the Bible does not leave you with a warm feeling or always provide amazing insights each time you read. But each time you read the Bible gradually adds to the reservoir of the truth from God’s Word which points to the gospel.

Gather with the church. Since no one individual has all the spiritual gifts we need to shape our lives, God has designed His church as a primary means of our discipleship. As we gather with the church, we are with others that point us to the gospel by their testimony, their perseverance in Christ, their ongoing trust through trials, and many other ways. COVID and other factors beyond our control create challenges but if your are physically able please, let me urge you, do not let virtual church become a substitute for publicly gathering.

Sing. We sing what we believe. We believe the gospel. As we sing together, we remind ourselves of the good news 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, (1 Cor. 15:3b-4).

Each of these onramps have a biblical foundation.[2] These onramps are not flashy, but they will help us remember not to forget . . .

The gospel.

Pastor Chuck

[1] As cited in Creature of the Word, (Nashville: B & H Publishing, 2012), 197.

[2] Read the Bible: Psalm 119:105, Matthew 4:4; Gather with the church: Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Timothy 3:14-15; Sing: Psalm 147:1, Colossians 3:16