δια το ευαγγελιον

(for the sake of the gospel)

“I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings” (I Corinthians 9:23) πάντα δὲ ποιῶ διὰ τ εὐαγγέλιον, ἵνα συγκοινωνὸς αὐτοῦ γένωμαι. (vv.19-23)

Living this way requires a kenosis mindset (see: Philippians 2:3-11). 

Three tensions we must embrace:

  1. “Culturalizing without compromising”
  2. “Permeation without contamination”
  3. “Identifying without losing our identity”

Three challenges for the Church: (as articulated by the late John R. W. Stott)

  1. Breaking out of the safety of our Christian stockades
  2. Entering sympathetically into the dilemmas of our contemporaries.
  3. Applying Biblical solutions to unmask false and harmful ideologies.

What is the gospel?

Video: by John Piper

What is the gospel?

Document: by D. A. Carson

The Biblical gospel

Steve Cornell

One comment on “δια το ευαγγελιον

  1. It’s nice to see a little Greek on a blog. One of my categories is “Algebra is Greek to Me, Greek isn’t. I am a big fan of Stott. He was very much read when I was active in Inter Vasrstiy Christian Fellowship. Regarding kenosis (which you might explain to your readers), Once when I was a bit frustrated in my Christian walk I cried out to God, “What do want from me, anyway.”

    To my surprise, deep within me came a reply, “I want your emptiness that I may fill it with my fullness.”

    Brothers,

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