All of us have a song, maybe a few, that we have botched and misheard the lyrics. What we hear doesn’t match what was actually being said. The same thing happens with the Bible. There are phrases that we’ve misinterpreted, thinking they are saying something they weren’t. There are also cliches that we think come from the BIble, but are nowhere to be found in there! Why does this happen and why do we settle for these misunderstandings and elevate them to the level of undisputed truth? That’s what this series is all about.
The word “gospel” simply means “good news.” Here’s where we’re going with this, though: the reason why many of us are so confused, lax, or even burnt out in our faith is because we’ve misunderstood what the gospel is all about. At the end of the day, the gospel is not a prayer you recite, a command you obey, or something like that. It is an experience. It is experiencing the good news of Jesus and living it out in our own daily lives. This series will address four specific questions pertaining to these kinds of misunderstandings in the hope it can clear things up for you and enrich your faith through the beautiful simplicity, yet profound challenge, of Jesus’ gospel.