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Preach the Gospel to Yourself Every Day

January 6, 2019

Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:16-17

Every day you have to reset your soul to embrace, believe, live on, and rejoice in all that Jesus Christ has done for you. Milton Vincent puts it this way: Preach the gospel to yourself every day.

Tell yourself who you are in Christ. Tell yourself what Christ has done for you on the cross. Tell yourself how he is with you now. Tell yourself what lies ahead of you. Tell yourself that your life is in the Redeemer’s hands.

Make sure it is the gospel you are preaching to yourself, not the law! Some of us are in the habit of preaching the law to ourselves every day. That will drain the life out of your soul. The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life (2 Cor. 3:6).

Christians sometimes talk about spiritual disciplines—reading the Bible, praying, etc. But we should put this discipline at the top of the list—preach the gospel to yourself every day.

Here’s why: the Christian life is a life of faith. Faith lays hold of all that Christ has accomplished on the cross, so nourishing this faith is priority #1 for a healthy Christian life. Preach the gospel to yourself every day and your soul will be strengthened, lifted, restored, and renewed.

Are you daily laying hold of all that Christ accomplished on the cross?


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.



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