A Framework for the Christian Life

I am always looking for more simple ways ways to teach Biblical concepts to my 3 kids. Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought to The Gospel, worship, and praise, and what they actually mean in their most basic sense, and also how they relate to each other. It occurred to me that these three concepts are progressively interrelated, and together provide a logical framework for the Christian life.

The Gospel = Who God is and what He has done

Worship = Proclaiming who God is and what He has done

Praise = Thanking God for who He is and what He has done

This framework provides the proper basics for the edification of the individual Christian. When it is applied corporately, it edifies the church as a whole. That’s when the Great Commission is fulfilled… and disciples are made.

Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Godspeed, to the brethren!

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  1. Very good… One thing I would add about worship – yes, worship is proclaiming who God is and what He has done, but it also speaks to the bent of our heart. It reveals who we are before God.

    Whatever we are living for, whatever we are serving… That is what we worship. Do we worship at the alter of self, or do we worship at the throne of grace?


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