We often focus on what we can do in our walk with the Lord. How do we grow in the faith? How much we do know of the Scriptures? How are we raising our children? While these are all fine examples of things we should do to grow in grace, we need to make sure we have the order right.
Our faith is primarily about what God has done. That is why we have preachers. Our job is to declare God’s mighty works. Without an understanding of who God is and what God has done, then all calls to application are mere moralism. And moralism never saved anybody.
But Jesus Christ has come, God in the flesh. He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect sinless life, died on the cross for sinners, rose from the dead for our justification, ascended to the right hand of the Father and is ruling Heaven and Earth until all of His enemies are subdued beneath His feet. That declaration is the saving gospel message. Do you believe what God has done?