People love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil. In appealing to the gospel we are appealing to a truth that is known but suppressed. This is a moral confrontation and we must bring people into the light by the enlightening work of the Holy Spirit.
The church's historical attitudes toward sex, sexuality and marriage from the first century through to the present day have often been in error. Rather than something to be repressed or brazenly flaunted, sex is a gift of God to mankind, to be enjoyed and celebrated within the God-ordained context of marriage between one man and one woman.
Sports are a cultural product, an expression of the creation mandate to design, organise and otherwise draw order out of chaos. What does godly participation in sports look like, and what must the Christian guard against?
In the Lord’s Supper we eat and drink in remembrance of the risen and reigning Lord Jesus, who is present with us. In the meal, we’re confirmed in our identity as God’s covenant people and renew our commitment to trust and obey him. The Lord’s Supper is a perpetual proclamation of the Gospel and anticipation of Jesus’ Second Coming.
Paul's example of pastoral teaching is evangelical and spiritual.
MOG2015 01: The fall of Adam and Eve in the garden is the essential foundation for understanding the gospel meta-story. The gospel is cosmic in scope and in the cross all creation is being restored in proper relation to its Creator and Owner.