Pastor and writer Tullian Tchividjian reminds us we must preach the gospel to ourselves as an ongoing part of our Christian life.
Tchividijian (2012) summarizes the gospel this way:
“If God has saved you–if he’s given you the faith to believe, and you’re now a Christian, if you’ve transferred trust from your own accomplishments and abilities to Christ’s accomplishment on behalf of sinners–then here’s the good news. In the phraseology of Colossians 1, it’s simply this: you’ve already been qualified, you’ve already been delivered, you’ve already been transferred, you’ve already been redeemed, and you’ve already been forgiven.”(p. 94)
Now there’s a message worth preaching!
Tchividjian, T. (2012). Jesus + Nothing = Everything. Crossway Books.