Gospel Preaching and Contentment

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By Pastor Glem Melo

Tim Challies posted this image on Facebook. It got me thinking…

If

“Satan loves to fish in the troubled waters of a discontented heart”

And

  • Gospel-fed churches = Christ-filled, Christ-contented Christians

And

  • Gospel-malnourished churches = discontented Christians
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter... "Feed my lambs... Tend my sheep...Feed my sheep" (John 21:15-17). Image from Peter Paul Rubens, "Christ's Charge to Peter", c. 1616

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter… “Feed my lambs… Tend my sheep…Feed my sheep” (John 21:15-17). Image from Peter Paul Rubens, “Christ’s Charge to Peter”, c. 1616

Then

  • Satan loves to fish in the troubled waters of Gospel-malnourished churches.

Therefore

  • Pastor (myself included), serve “Law and Gospel” feasts to God’s children Lord’s day after Lord’s day after Lord’s day. Make them fat, strong, happy and satisfied in the infinite goodness of God in Christ.

Because Christians ought to be the most contented people on earth.

Because of Christ crucified and raised from the dead for the eternal salvation, security and well-being of all who belong to Him by faith.

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We are a community of people who believe in and live for Jesus Christ. We embrace and proclaim the Gospel as taught in the Bible and explained in the teachings of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) because of Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), received through faith alone (sola fide), based on the teachings of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), all for the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria). SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST ALONE, BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ALONE, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
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2 Responses to Gospel Preaching and Contentment

  1. Reblogged this on KAGAY-AN REFORMED CHURCH and commented:

    Is there a connection between Gospel preaching and Christian contentment? Pastor Glem Melo says, “Yes!”

  2. Reblogged this on The Biblical Faith and commented:
    Is there a connection between Gospel preaching and Christian contentment? Yes, of course! 🙂

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