So what do you think about sharing God’s Word and sharing The Gospel? Is either of these supposed to be “Clobberin’ Time?” I should probably explain that currently I’m looking at “Sharing God’s Word” and “Sharing The Gospel” as not always being the same thing. Here’s why.
When I think of “Sharing The Gospel,” I think of one message that is central to almost all Christian denominations in one form or another: “Christ died for my sins. Christ rose from the dead. Christ commands me to follow His example and to love as He loved. Christ will come again for me.”
When I think of “Sharing God’s Word,” I think of The Gospel, however I also think of how this phrase has been used with other portions of the Bible outside of the Gospel books for “Clobberin’ Time!” To me, this is when other legalistic-sounding things are added to The Gospel. It took me many years to understand “Jesus Plus Nothing.”
I want so much to believe and demonstrate that the Gospel is so strong and pure and direct from God that it is life-changing, whatever that change in a person’s life may look like to God, not necessarily to me.
I want so much to believe and demonstrate that The Gospel is strong enough on its own to make “Clobberin’ Time!” completely obsolete, especially includes the mental “Clobberin’ Time!” we occasionally give to ourselves!
I want so much to believe and demonstrate that The Gospel and God’s Word are The Person Of Jesus, not printed words on a page.