There is a statement circulating through the halls of evangelical Christianity that warns, “What you win them with, you win them to.”

The statement is meant to provoke the hearts of believers to examine our presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In short, “Are we preaching the good news found only in Jesus, or are we merely offering the world His stuff; His Heaven?”

The Bible adamantly declares that the treasure of the gospel is Jesus. When we respond biblically to the gospel, we get Jesus… and that is more than enough. And by the way, we also get to go to heaven one day, because that’s where God’s home is.

From his prison cell, when Paul penned his letter to the Ephesian believers, he wanted to ensure there were no misunderstandings regarding their identity. He wanted them to know who they were.

In his first chapter, he assures…

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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  1. writinggomer says:

    Great post!! 🙂
    Keep blessing us with more.
    God bless my friend.

  2. granbee says:

    Bless you both, M and T. I have already enjoyed and commented upon this post at Christian Blessings. Walk into the Light of His Grace evermore!

  3. A very important point! The power is in the gospel of Jesus Christ not in all the good reasons we can come up that might help convince the unbeliever, e.g. “offering the world His stuff.” There was a time I did that very thing… so thankful the Lord quickly intervened!

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