The Fulfillment of the Gospel

This is the eighth post with my sermon notes from the Together for the Gospel Conference (T4G) that was held from April 10-12 in Louisville, KY. To see my other sermon notes from T4G, click here. More sermon notes to come.

Speaker: Matt Chandler                                          Key text: Revelation 21

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Hope is necessary for all Christians.

The First Fruits of Hope

The firstfruits of hope have already been sown. Jesus came, died in my place, and rose from the dead to show that my bill is paid. God doesn’t have to invade and own Christians, but he does. There is hope in that. As Graeme Goldsworthy put it, “Hope without a time of fulfillment is delusional.” The gospel will reek of death to some if Christians proclaim truth to its fullness. The Spirit doesn’t lead where the Spirit won’t empower. Sound doctrine without a love for Jesus ceases to be sound doctrine.  

The Fulfillment of Hope

Revelation 21 is a passage showing the beauty of a restored earth. There will be a day when Christians are no longer looking forward to a new heavens and new earth because it will be here. The hope for a new heavens and new earth isn’t an excuse for escapism; it’s a motivation for faithfulness. Christians have to get over themselves. The hope for believers is drained by a shallow view of the promised day of Christ. The fuller our view of the day of Jesus’ return, the deeper our hope. There is a finish line. There is a day when all things are going to be made new in fulfillment of the gospel. Finish strong.

-Lawson
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About Lawson Hembree
Lawson is an entrepreneur, ministry leader, and outdoors enthusiast who also enjoys blogging about business, ideas, and theology. Want to continue the discussion or write a guest post? Let's Connect!

One Response to The Fulfillment of the Gospel

  1. Pingback: God’s Glory as the Base of our Courage | Lawson Hembree's Blog

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