The Message of Hope
The hearing of the gospel is vital to a man’s salvation.
Faith, the gift of God, comes through the hearing of this glorious good news of God’s purpose to redeem those that He has eternally loved.
Sitting under a consistent message that points men to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, tells of His obedience to the law of God, and sets Him forth as the only mediator between God and men IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION.
This message which the Spirit of God blesses to the salvation of sinners is the food throughout the life of a redeemed man.
A child of God never goes any farther than the message of hope he heard in the beginning.
From the moment that sinner is brought to see something of his need of a substitute until he lies dying on the bed of death, his desire shall be the hearing of the Christ that sovereignly became his sacrificial lamb.
By Marvin Stalnaker