By the encouragement of three people, I have decided to begin a new blog. The purpose will be to bring short articles that help equip others in how the gospel applies to not only our position before God, but guides us in all manner of life. It was about eight years ago when this really took hold of my own life and ministry and I have been growing in my understanding in “the riches of the glory of this ministry, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Just this morning (Monday) I was reading Colossians 3 and thinking through the “put on(s)” and “let(s)” and came across this statement by D.A. Carson in regards to verse 16, “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly …” He states, “The Word of Christ is not exactly the Scriptures. It is the Gospel-but the primary access we have to that Gospel is the Scriptures. That is what is to dwell in us richly. It is to fill our memories, occupy our horizons, constitute our priorities. We are so to reflect on it, as we turn it over in our minds and learn how it applies in every area of our lives that, far from occupying a little religious corner of our experience, it will dwell in us richly.”
So this blog will be reflections, instruction, and admonitions to express the second part of Colossians 3:16 as to what to do with the Word of Christ dwelling in you – “teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom.”
My plan is to post at least two articles each week. One article will focus on how the gospel impacts our family life. This post will be repeated for Faith Bible Church members on The City website. The other post(s) will be ways the gospel is teaching and admonishing me and hopefully posts to encourage your walk in Christ.
Saddle up and drive the gospel home.
by George Lockyer