Christians gather week by week. Our gatherings are centered on the Bible as the Word of God. This is both a testimony to the world about our belief that God communicates with us through that which is written, and a testimony that we all need to constantly hear that message lest we drift from its truths.
It is a word that demands a response, but it is a message that our response is not what saves us.
From Trevin Wax.
But the gospel is different. It’s not trying to get something from us. It’s a message about Someone trying to give something to us. It’s not a message of personal flattery; it shows our personal failures. It’s a message about human sin and divine salvation. The Word doesn’t point the spotlight at us, but turns our attention to Jesus, the Son of God, the Word in flesh, given for us. The gospel is a message for us, but it’s from God and it’s about God: who he is, what he is like, what he has done to rescue us.