In a previous post, Two Things Needed, I spoke of the depths of the Gospel and how it could never be exhausted. We must dwell and press into the Gospel daily; we never move on to something better or deeper because no such thing exists. Today I began reading Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson. Wilson makes the same point in the introduction to his book while at the same time emphasizing the sufficiency of the Gospel. I thought I would share it with you hoping it continues to drive the point home. Wilson said:
The Bible says the gospel is power (Rom. 1:16). Paul did not “create experiences”—and neither did Jesus. Rather, they preached the good news and demonstrated its implications, and the Spirit created the experience of resurrected hearts.
Wilson continued to make the point that churches often focus more energy on creating experiences and entertaining people than on preaching the Gospel…the power of God. Wilson then stated:
And yet for those whose affections are divinely entertained by the gospel, there is grace upon grace, flowing from the fountain that has endless supply of living water. Even angels long to gaze into the gospel (1 Pet. 1:12); this is because it is eternally interesting!
Go ahead, try, you will never drink the fountain dry. You will only find grace upon grace. The Gospel never gets old!