How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed?
And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard?
And how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach unless they are sent?
It’s not a progressive Gospel but it is the Gospel progress.
You need to become the final line – someone sent to present the Gospel to someone in the first line – someone that needs to call on Him.
I look at my own salvation.
I did not call on God. I believed in my head but I did not believe in my heart.
I guess I had heard the Gospel with my ears but it never entered my mind.
Then I had a couple of people in high school that shared the message of Christ with me.
One guy was a geeky Pentecostal. I mean no offense. He was very nice and patient with a jerk like me.
Another guy on the school bus was always reading the Bible and telling me what it said.
I would not have heard had God not sent those “preachers”.
Those two just planted the seed and watered it.
The final individual was my one of my best friends, Steve. He handed me a Christian tract one day and reading it nailed me to the cross, only I realized Jesus took my place.
I want to be part of the next salvation.
It doesn’t matter to me if I plant, water, or pray.
I want to be part of the Gospel progress.