What do we ‘placard’ as Christians?

If you were to ask your friends what is the Christian message about? I wonder what you think they would say.
I’d imagine they would say social issues that we are about such as helping the poor and many other good things.
They might also talk about all the things we are ‘against’ like abortion or homosexuality. Or they might talk about politics.

I suspect they would say everything but the one thing that the Christian message is about and that is the Gospel. Gospel simply means ‘good news.’ The Christian good news is that God so loved us that he sent His Son to die for us to that we can be forgiven.
As we’ve been seeing through the letter of Galatians it is all about what Christ has done not what we do. In Galatians 3:1 Paul says to the Galatians: “Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly¬†portrayed¬†as crucified.” Paul is not saying this literally but that Jesus was proclaimed to them as he goes on to say in Galatians 2:2: ‘believing what you heard.’
It was Jesus that Paul ‘placarded’ before them. He did this before they believed in Christ and is now doing it again when they are ‘confused’ about how they were justified.

What do you think you could do so that your friends and the average person on the street knew the Christian message was about ‘Good News?’

LT Hopper served as the Senior Pastor at Lakeshore Church from 2007-2015.

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