For we have not followed cunningly
devised fables, when we made known
unto you the power and coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses
of his majesty (2 Peter 1:16).
he first thing that should compel you about
preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the
truth of the Gospel. The Gospel isn’t an
assumption or some fairytale. Peter said, “We have not
followed cunningly devised fables”; this Gospel is truth.
Secondly, the content of the Gospel, what it
states, is most compelling: that Christ Jesus came into
the world to save sinners, and that He was, and is, the
Son of God in truth—God in the flesh. Moreover, He
was crucified on the Cross, and died for us. He was
buried, and God raised Him from the dead, and He’s
alive today; His death on the Cross was a sacrifice for
the sins of the world.
When Jesus died, we died in Him; when He was
buried, we were buried in Him; when God raised Him
back to life, we were raised together with Him, and
because He lives, we live. Hallelujah! These are our
convictions about Christ and the Gospel! 2 Corinthians
5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who
knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness
of God in him.”
Think about it: one who knew no sin was made
sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness
of God in Him, so that whereas we were dead in sin,
now in Him, we live! What a message! There’s nothing like it in the world; it’s the greatest story ever told; the
greatest news of all time!
Now, to think that this is the Gospel that
Abraham looked forward to, that Isaac and Jacob and
the patriarchs looked forward to and prophesied about;
to think that this is the Gospel that we’ve embraced,
and has become so real to our spirits, is overwhelming.
It’s an unending song, an ever-flowing stream of
When you think about Jesus, and what the
Gospel means, and all that He’s done for you, you
should be compelled to preach it more than ever.
Refuse to be quiet; tell it everywhere.
I’m compelled by the truth of the Gospel to preach
it around the world. The zeal of the Lord propels
me to proclaim liberty to the captives, and turn men
from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan
to God. The Lord Himself is effectually at work in
me—His power and desire—to fulfil His delight and
please Him in all things. Amen.
Romans 1:16; I Corinthians 9:16-23
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 1:1-25 & Deuteronomy 3-4
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 23:1-12 & Exodus 24
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.