Gospel Preaching and Contentment

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By Pastor Glem Melo

Tim Challies posted this image on Facebook. It got me thinking…

If

“Satan loves to fish in the troubled waters of a discontented heart”

And

  • Gospel-fed churches = Christ-filled, Christ-contented Christians

And

  • Gospel-malnourished churches = discontented Christians
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter... "Feed my lambs... Tend my sheep...Feed my sheep" (John 21:15-17). Image from Peter Paul Rubens, "Christ's Charge to Peter", c. 1616

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter… “Feed my lambs… Tend my sheep…Feed my sheep” (John 21:15-17). Image from Peter Paul Rubens, “Christ’s Charge to Peter”, c. 1616

Then

  • Satan loves to fish in the troubled waters of Gospel-malnourished churches.

Therefore

  • Pastor (myself included), serve “Law and Gospel” feasts to God’s children Lord’s day after Lord’s day after Lord’s day. Make them fat, strong, happy and satisfied in the infinite goodness of God in Christ.

Because Christians ought to be the most contented people on earth.

Because of Christ crucified and raised from the dead for the eternal salvation, security and well-being of all who belong to Him by faith.

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About Glem Melo

I am a believer and follower of Christ, happily married, and have 3 wonderful kids. I am the founder and CEO of Open Eyes Mission, under the care of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Chicago Metro Presbytery, pastoral intern at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana, and studying Master of Divinity at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. The Bible teaches that God is real, man is sinful, hell is real, and Jesus is our only hope of salvation. I believe these truths with all of my heart, and I hope to help others learn of them as well. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) May God give you grace and peace. Glimar "Glem" Melo www.glemmelo.com www.openeyesmission.org
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One Response to Gospel Preaching and Contentment

  1. Reblogged this on Salvation in Christ and commented:

    Is there a connection between Gospel preaching and Christian contentment? Yes, of course! 🙂

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