Sunday Sermons : Dee Lancaster
Church of Christ
1809 W 2nd St
Portales, NM 88130
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The Simplicity Of The Gospel
The Gospel Is Easily Understood
Jesus said, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened" (Mt. 7:7-8). In the Beatitudes, He said, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled" (Mt. 5:6). The Savior emphasized that men who seek to know the Lord's will can find it and that those who hunger and thirst after the Lord's righteousness shall be filled with it.
The apostle Paul emphasized that men could easily comprehend the message of the gospel of Christ. In the book of Ephesians, he stated that God's saving gospel came to him by revelation. However, he wrote this message to the Ephesians in such language that when they read, they could comprehend his knowledge in the mystery of Christ (Eph. 3:1-5). Consequently, he commanded, "So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is" (Eph. 5:17, NASB). Has God commanded the impossible of His children? Obviously not! God would be unjust were He to command of His children that which was impossible for them even as it would be unjust and unfair for a parent to demand of his two-month old child that he dress and cloth himself.
Brethren, the revelation from God is simple and clear. Even as we have every reason to expect the alien sinner to be able to understand and comprehend the simplicity of the message of what one must do to be saved, we have every reason to expect the child of God to be able to comprehend and understand how he must live to stay saved, how he must worship God, and the nature and characteristics of the New Testament church.