I often use the term the Gospel. This means through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, I am justified. But, as I was reminded through the preaching of Scotty Smith this past weekend, we must not forget that the gospel is about a person- Jesus. It’s all about Jesus. My heart will not be made whole when I separate doctrine from the person.
It is not the doctrine of justification that does my heart good, it is Christ, the justifier.
Words from C.H. Spurgeon; h/t challies.com-5/12/15