We live in a time when being a “good” person seems to be the new aim. It may not bother us that our “good” isn’t really that good compared to the righteousness of God…or that it can be rather fickle. Today, in all our pursuit of a faith that actually “does something” or impacts our world in a positive way, it seems doing good is becoming the new Gospel–rather than Gospel leading to a life of doing good by Christ’s power and including evangelism.
Last night, Larry Weinapple put on Christ in baptism at New Vintage Church. Larry is a middle-aged man with an extremely checkered past. He reconnected with a couple of friends a few months ago. They invited him to New Vintage and began sharing Christ with him. A few months later,