2011 Truth Matters Conference (Session 02)
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Last night we looked at the glory of the gospel from the perspective of the Apostle Paul. And we viewed his own life from the vantage point of one who grasped the glory of the gospel and how it affected everything in his life. It affected his endurance. It allowed him to suffer. It caused him to be humble. It drove him to purity. All of those things we talked about. It made him a true and accurate handler of the Word of God, not adulterating the truth. All of those things. It drove him to be more concerned about eternal things, a great weight of glory than about temporal comforts and temporal reputations. He understood the glory of the gospel. Its transcendence literally marked his entire perspective on life and enabled him to go through life and suffer really unimaginably and relentlessly, and ultimately end up as a martyr.
But what we didn't talk about last night was the essence of the gospel, the nature of the gospel, what is this glorious gospel? And that's our subject for this morning. And you can open your Bible to Romans chapter 3....Romans chapter 3....