Our reaction to the gospel. We ran the concordance.


The following is a translation of an article excerpt in the first issue of our Sunday bulletin, in our new work this year. It was written by running the concordance (a very fine exercise that can be recommended to all):

The gospel must be heard, received, believed, obeyed, served, and defended. We ought to work and suffer for it. The gospel must be proclaimed, preached, taught, and given. We must conform to the gospel, for, according to it, on the last day God will judge the secrets of all men.

We ought to endure everything so that we may not be a hindrance to the gospel of Christ. We must do everything for the gospel. We must cooperate so that the gospel may be spread.

Some reject the gospel, to their eternal perdition. Others twist it to create another gospel, which is no gospel at all.

Why didn’t we include all the verse references? So you can do your own concordance work. Study, good for the soul.

Sometimes I’ll use an online or computer program to search. But when I want to be sure, I get the books down, since I still have a bit of mistrust of the electronic tools. (Though I like Mounce.)

This video from Zondervan tells how to use a concordance. It’s also a plug for their publications, but worth a looksee:

J. Randal Matheny

2 thoughts on “Our reaction to the gospel. We ran the concordance.

  1. A very fine excercise indeed. Sometimes difficult to resist the attractive “rabbit trails” but if you stick to your theme it brings rich rewards. The video from Zondervon is worthwhile to those who have never used a concordance and maybe even to some who “think they know how” to use one. Thanks Randy.

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