All of God’s preachers say with the apostle Paul, woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel. Woe is unto me if I preach anything other than Christ alone for all of salvation, righteousness, forgiveness and life. There is no other message to preach. The gospel of Christ alone is the only message that God uses to saves sinners. The gospel of Christ is the only message that honors God as He is and puts man in the dust as he is. Woe be to any man who preaches any message other than Christ alone!
If the preaching of the gospel is this important, the hearing of the gospel is also of the utmost importance. Woe is unto me if I hear any other gospel. Woe is unto me if I believe any other gospel. Woe is unto me if I do not hear and believe THE gospel.
May God be pleased this morning to enable us to both preach and hear the gospel of Christ. No other message will benefit our souls. Any other message is a complete waste of our time.
Here is a word from God that should brighten the day for you – "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree." When the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, hung upon the cross, he was made to be a curse, an object of Divine wrath and Judgment, so that we who believe might never endure the curse of God's wrath. He did not simply make it possible for us to be redeemed. He did not simply make us redeemable. The text says, "Christ Hath redeemed us from the curse of the law!" This redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ is the central theme of Holy Scripture, the foundation of our faith, and the only hope we have of eternal salvation.
Pastor Don Bell
There is no other SAVIOR but Jesus Christ to look to for salvation (Isaiah 45:21-22; Matthew 11:25-28; John 14:6).
There is no other SACRIFICE but Jesus Christ to cleanse us from all sin (1 John 1:7; 1 Peter1:18-20).
There is no other SUBSTITUTE but Jesus Christ to redeem us from the curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
There is no other SERVANT but Jesus Christ to honor and establish righteousness for us (Isaiah 42:21; Matthew 5:17; Philippians 3:7-9; Romans 4:6).
There is no other SURETY but Jesus Christ to guarantee all the terms of the everlasting covenant of grace (Hebrews 7:22; Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 13:20).
There is no other SHEPHERD but Jesus Christ that can effectually justify and bring the lost sheep home (Psalm 23; John 6:37-39; 10:11; Matthew 1:21 1 Peter 3:18).
There is no other SURE FOUNDATION but Jesus Christ where weary sinners can find safety, salvation and secure refuge (Psalm 46:1; Isaiah 28:16; 1 Corinthians 3:11; 1 Peter 2:6).
There is no other SCEPTRE but Jesus Christ to rule and reign for the good of the elect and the glory of God (Romans 8:28; Acts 2:36; Philippians 2:7-9).
There is no other SEED OF WOMAN but Jesus Christ to bruise the serpent’s head and crush the dominion of evil (Genesis 3:15; Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14-17).