Re:Verse passage – Galatians 1:1-10 (day three)

“…a different gospel; which is really not another…”

What makes the good news good? In a word, welcome. Heaven receives you as is, not as you or somebody else would prefer you to be. If the invitation from God comes with a checklist, it’s not the gospel. It’s just another person’s low regard for you. But when God sees you, he sees someone he made and loves. You talk about accepting Christ, but the gospel is Christ’s accepting you. And this is where repentance arises: the welcome itself so speaks to your deepest longings that you would do anything – anything – to leave behind your old way and live in something as comforting and healing as God’s reception of you. The welcome, the open arms, precede anything else. The good news is actually that good.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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  1. Todays blog is such a blessing. I want to put to memory several of the sentences. God bless you, Brian.

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