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Who is Jesus? How do I follow him? These two questions resound through the Gospel of Mark. Jesus is king. He has all authority. He is the exalted Son of God, the long-awaited Christ. Yet, he is the most unexpected king, for he conquers through his own suffering and death. His kingship demands a response. We are to turn to him in faith. We are to follow the king.
The resurrection is our gospel hope. For many, the cross and the gospel are nearly synonymous. We know that Jesus died for us, but in order for the gospel to be truly good news we cannot stop there. The gospel story does not end in the grave. We affirm with Scripture that the work of Christ extends beyond the cross through the grave to his resurrection and eventually to our own resurrection.
No Other Gospel: A Study of Galatians, was written by our Lakewood Staff. Galatians alerts us to the danger of losing the gospel—not by rejecting Jesus but by living as if his work must be completed by our obedience. Paul shows us that the gospel of God’s grace is the center of the entire Christian life. We begin and continue to follow Jesus only through faith and by God’s grace. The book costs $10 and can be picked up at Lakewood Baptist Church during office hours.
As a part of the No Other Gospel study Lakewood Worship will be releasing new singles. Be sure to check back often for details on the new music.