“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
– Romans 1:16
There are two things in life that a man needs. He needs something to die for and the second is that he needs someone to die with. In my last blog I talked about the need for family/tribe. In this blog I want to talk about our need for purpose. What is a purpose? To me it is a guide or a direction. It is what gives meaning to our life. Victor Frankl said that a man who can find the why can endure any what. In a simpler form, it is our mission.
So as Christians what is our mission? The New Testament says that the greatest of our missions is to go into all the world and spread the gospel. So, what is the gospel? In the current era we interpret the gospel as Christ coming to earth to save me; however, He didn’t come to earth to save us. He came to earth to restore our connection to the Father.
The gospel that we are supposed to spread is not about saving our skin, but it is about teaching His teachings to others. More simply it is living as Christ would live. This means all of Christ’s teachings, not just the ones that are accepted by the world. This will likely lead to you not being liked by the world. The Bible (Luke 6:26) says, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” However, this also means that you will have fellow believers to support you and love you like a brother, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” (John 13:34)
The gospel of Christ meets two of our most basic needs:
- fellow believers to walk beside and die beside if that is what we are called to and
- a purpose of spreading His gospel, a message that is worth dying for.
I sincerely believe that we live in a time that our faith will fall out of favor. We will be seen as disruptors, fundamentalist, and a threat to society. However, we are not sent into the world as lambs for the slaughter. We are given the Holy Spirit; we are given His miracles; we are given His love, joy, peace – the gifts of His spirit; and we are given His gospel. We are also given each other. If there is anything Sanctuary Family Farms can do for you as fellow disciples of Christ, please let us know, even if it is just a prayer.
–Written by Jeremiah