Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
“Jesus isn’t a distant image to be honored; we must have a person-to-person connection with Him through faith. May we see the value of the salvation He offers and move forward into a spiritual relationship with Him today.” Jennifer Schuldt
There are so many sermons I’ve listened to (probably also preached in my younger years if I’m to be honest) where the name of Jesus was secondary, or not even mentioned. It’s a terrible tragedy. It’s no wonder why there are so many people who are confused as to why Christianity preaches the gospel, the good news that there is salvation in the name of Jesus. So many are listening to sermons where the gospel isn’t presented, where the punchline is missing and they leave with a moral lesson rather than a life-altering, life-transforming message of the gospel.
When we boil down Christianity to ‘do more and be better’ we miss out on Romans 10:13 and the salvation that only Jesus can bring. We may understand the idea that we’re not all we can be, that we’re lacking in several areas in our life. We may even go as far as to say we’re broken. But if the message people walk away with on Sunday morning is that you can work towards perfection, there was no gospel presentation. No gospel call to deny oneself, to give up ones life for the gospel, means there is no hope for a call to humility, repentance and asking our heavenly father for salvation.
It is only through the name of Jesus, through his work on the cross that we are saved. We needed someone to die for us, to conquer death and sin. We needed a saviour to pay the penalty of death. This call is for everyone, but let us speak the gospel and let us share this good news everyday at every moment we can! Let us leave people not with a works-based gospel, but the gospel of Jesus!
Prayer of the Day: “Jesus, thank You for loving everyone and offering eternal life to anyone who truly wants to know You. Help me to represent You well in the world today.”
Parkland Community Church:
We Exist to Develop People Who Love Jesus and Serve Others.