At The Word Unleashed,
our prayer is that the power of God’s Word
will be unleashed in your life.
FROM TOM PENNINGTON
Our chief assignment as preachers of the Word of God is to be faithful with the “mysteries of God” revealed in the Word of God. Church leaders have many responsibilities in Christ’s church, but our chief duty, our primary task, is to feed His sheep! We must first be faithful stewards of the Word of God and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, ‘Light shall shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
2 CORINTHIANS 4:5–6
The beauty of Scripture is that it presents eternal, unchanging truths about God and the gospel of Jesus Christ. And, for Christians, it also provides practical ways to live out such truths in the life of your local church…and in the world around you.
When Jesus presents the gospel to the rich, young ruler in Mark 10, He says nothing of a works- or merit-based system. Rather, He calls for the young man to forsake his own life, repent of his sins, and trust in Him alone.
Jesus and the apostles both upheld the Old Testament as the word of God, which was to be read, studied and applied by the people of God. In our passage, Christ uses the Old Testament Law as the starting point to His presentation of the gospel, in order to expose the darkness of the rich, young ruler’s heart.
If you have a right understanding of salvation then you have a right understanding of the gospel. And it is only the gospel of Jesus Christ that saves people from their sin. On a personal level, if you are not in Christ, you need to understand that only God can accomplish salvation for you—only He can give you a new heart.
God had a particular design in mind when He determined to save someone from their sin. That design includes being conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. This includes living a life that is consistent with Jesus’ life and with the whole teaching of Scripture.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
IN THE PULPIT
TOM’S RECENT SERMONS AT COUNTRYSIDE BIBLE CHURCH
Love as a Sign of Life – Pt. 5 | 1 John 3:11–24
A Preview of Jesus’ Victory – Pt. 1 | Revelation 14:1–20
Let the sun stop shining, and we will preach in darkness. Let the waves stop their ebb and flow, and still our voice shall preach the gospel. Let the world stop its revolutions, let the planets stay their motion; we will still preach the gospel.
–Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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