This past Sunday, we wrapped up a series on the gospel. In this week's blog, I just wanted to encourage you to watch through the series if you haven't had a chance yet.

We use the word "gospel" all the time, but what does it really mean and how does "the gospel" impact our life today? 

[gospel]: faith  Colossians 1:1-14

Our faith becomes weak and stagnant in our life and sometimes we just don't understand what faith really is. But when we reconnect to the source of faith's power in Christ our faith is re-awakened and it causes us to live a life worthy of Christ our Lord.

[gospel]: peace  Colossians 1:21-29

Peace eludes us in life because we sin and sin separates us from God. But we can have true and lasting peace. God’s peace comes to us through the reconciliation of Christ which changes us to be acceptable to God and enables us to suffer for Christ as we proclaim the gospel.

[gospel]: alone  Colossians 2:6-15

When we look for spiritual satisfaction outside of Christ, we abandon the only one who can save us. But when we stop looking outside of Christ for satisfaction in life and stay rooted in him, then Christ can supply everything the world can’t and he will keep us safe from our spiritual enemies.

[gospel]: life  Colossians 3:1-11

With the tragic events of the Las Vegas shooting of October 2nd, 2015 as the background, we see how life doesn't match up with the life God wants us to live. But when we remember that we are raised with Christ and that his image is being restored in us, we will cast away our sinfulness and truly live a gospel life.