The gospel is not a narrow set of facts or mere formula to gain entrance to heaven. It is a broad category that holds much of the Bible together---taking people from alienation from God all the way through conversion and discipleship to the new heaven and earth.
There has to be an explanation why - despite millions who claim to be born-again Christians - the morals of America continue to decline, the young are abandoning their upbringing, and the public square is devoid of seriously-taken Christian voices.
I have mixed feelings about making New Year's resolutions. In the first place, I'm not certain that it's biblical. But if anyone should have reason to make a New Year's resolution, it should be Christians.
Far too many miss God's divine plan for their lives as they’re bent on pursuing all the things in this world, hoping to find some sense of joy. But pleasure doesn't come in the pursuit of happiness. Rather, it comes in the pursuit of holiness.
Scripture memory is a wonderful discipline, but people need to internalize more than a Bible verse or two. Stories - in particular biblical stories - entertain us, but they also encourage us, challenge us, and even show us how to live.