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Living the Gospel Upward, Inward and Outward.
Challenge exists at UNL to call students to LIVE the Gospel. More than just believing the Gospel, Jesus calls all followers to deny themselves, take up the cross, and follow Him, living a life that is really living. Not just talk, but walk.
The GOSPEL is more than a plan of salvation. It is more than a “fire insurance policy”. The Gospel is good news. It is God’s remedy for all of those things that destroy His purpose in creating us. The Gospel in a name is Jesus, who lived a perfect life, died a substitutionary death, and was raised to reign victoriously over all things. Living the Gospel means allowing the resurrected Jesus to live His life through us, turning darkness to light, restoring what is broken, and redeeming every story. When the Gospel grips the life of a student, everything changes.
Rather than living for themselves, students will begin to live UPWARD. Living for God’s glory will be the one thing that is most important in life. An intimacy with God will develop as students know the true God through his revealed Word and build a personal relationship with Jesus. Praise and worship will flow from their lives and lips.
Students who live the Gospel will be aligned with God’s purposes INWARD. The inward life of a Christ follower is about learning to listen to God, dealing with sinfulness, and developing practices that lead to spiritual wellness and wholeness. A deep love for God will be developed that results in obedience that comes from their hearts.
The priority of students who live the Gospel will not be self-focused and self-absorbed but will be focused OUTWARD toward the needs of others. The way they live and relate will spread the light and life of Christ to their friends and classmates. They will do everything they can to demonstrate the Gospel through compassion and mission locally, nationally, and globally.
Challenge students Living the Gospel upward, inward and outward will result in hundreds, if not thousands, of students being touched by the love and power of Jesus. Many will be drawn to accept Christ as the forgiver and leader of their lives and to begin to live the Gospel upward, inward, and outward for God’s glory.