We Grow in the Gospel.
This week we are looking at the Grow of the Gather Grow Go language we are using here at Redeemer. For an introduction, see the first post in this series.
As we have been looking further into Gather Grow Go, we are seeing how the Gospel is central to each of these. As a church, we Gather because of the Gospel, and when we Gather, we Grow in the Gospel.
The Gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ, and in Christ there are unsearchable riches (Eph. 3:8). To say it another way, in the Gospel are depths we will never fully plumb. We state this in shorthand at Redeemer by saying, there are no Gospel graduates. We are tempted to think of the Gospel as the starting point in the Christian life and then we move on to deeper things. Not so, the Gospel is not the ABC of the Christian life; no, it’s the A to Z of the Christian life. We never move on from the Gospel!
In Colossians 2:6-7, Paul tells the church, as you came to know Christ, so walk in Him. We come to know Christ in the Gospel (faith and repentance) and we continue in the Gospel. We could say, the way in (the Gospel) is the way on (the Gospel) in the Christian life. Therefore, every time we Gather as the church our aim is to Grow more and more in the Gospel. Our hope is that we Grow more and more in Gospel maturity resulting in each of us looking more and more like Jesus.
When we Gather in corporate worship, small groups, one-to-one discipleship, and over meals because of the Gospel we should Grow in the Gospel as the Word of God reverberates through the life of the church.