I am weary of the false gospel of self, where men manipulate the good news for personal gain and fame in a quest to become spiritual rock-stars. Perhaps the most idolotrous sin is to use the lense of the gospel to focus the attention of people on anyone other than Jesus. When the gospel being presented says, “Hey look at me,” you can be sure that it is tainted. The true Gospel only focuses the gaze of people on the second person of the Trinity: The God-Man. His name is Jesus; there is no other name by which men and women can be saved. This is the Gospel: Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, he was buried, he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He is the main character in the God-story. He is the King. He is the Passover Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He is the Great Hope. He is for the nations. He is the Bright and Morning Star. He is not a rock star. In today’s world anyone can be a rock star for a moment. Only Jesus can be the star of forever, past, present, and future.
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I serve Jesus for the restoration of people, families, and churches. I am a student of the Bible and a sojourner of ancient paths. I am a disciple-maker, a preacher, and a writer. I love all people. I am honored to call Angela my wife, Hailey, Madelyn, and Eden my daughters, and Houston, Texas my home. I am on a kingdom assignment as the lead pastor at Bay Area Church. View all posts by Brian Haynes