When the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not enough

When the Gospel isn’t enough, we must add to it.


The Gospel isn’t enough, because we are full of ourselves.  So Jesus dying on the cross, bearing our sins for salvation isn’t enough.  We must do our part by trying hard.  But scripture says;

8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God 9not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2: 8-9 (NIV)


The Gospel isn’t enough, because its boring.  It’s not in vogue, so we mush give it a make over.  After all, we still care about our own sense of fashion following the latest clothing trends.  So that old Gospel, well that needs to be flashy, it has to be something that fits the color pattern of our lives.  But scripture says,

1 Peter 2:21

21 For to this you have been called, because Christal so suffered for you, leaving you an example,so that you might follow in his steps. and

Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


The Gospel is offensive and might drive people away from God, so we have to make it attractive so we people will seek out God.  But scripture says,

John 6:44

 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

The Gospel isn’t enough, we must live our fullest life today, because tomorrow we die.   But scripture says;

Luke 9:23

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and takeup their cross daily and follow me.”


The Gospel isn’t enough, I mean I need to have my group special group of friends.  After all, someone else will help those in need, I’ll just give money.

“Matthew 25:40

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”


The Gospel of Christ will always be contrary to our selfish will, our pride, our wants.   The challenge is to give up this life for the crown Jesus promises in eternity.

James 1:12

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”


Steven Davis is a burned out preachers kid, musician, media producer, and learning apologist.

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