While the gospel does address our happiness and fulfillment, it is first and foremost the solution to our sin before God. In this brief clip, Derek Thomas reminds us of the priority of salvation in the good news of Jesus Christ.
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So, at the heart of the gospel is a problem, and the problem is sin. The gospel addresses the problem of sin, first of all. The gospel is not “Jesus makes you happy” or “Jesus makes you content.” That’s true, but that’s not the gospel. The gospel deals with sin. It deals with transgression. It deals with the fact that we’ve broken God’s law, that we’ve severed our relationship with our heavenly Father.