This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15)
As a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I will declare the gospel to all who will listen.
I preach the truth of God’s sovereign election (Eph. 1:1-6; Rom. 9:11-16).
I declare the truth of Jesus perfect and accomplished redemption of all the Father gave to him (John 17:2, 6,8-9,11,24).
I publish the exceeding great power of the Holy Spirit to give life and faith to all that the Father chose and all the Son redeemed (John 3:5-8; Eph. 1:18-19).
I know the call of the Spirit is effectual (it gets the job done), and all He calls will come to Jesus (John 6:37-40).
I testify that all these objects of God’s free grace who believe on Christ shall be kept by the power of God through faith looking and living by faith in Christ and free from the law until they die (John 10:26-30; 1 Peter 1:5; Rom.10:4).
This is THE gospel. There is no other gospel but salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone (Eph. 2:8; Gal.1:6-9). I will preach it to all who will listen, and I will declare it even when they won’t (2 Tim. 4:1-5). Yet there is only one type of person that God intends to save by the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are sinners. These elect, redeemed, and called people are sinners. They are without merit, without righteousness, and without hope. They are dead, blind, and leprous sinners. And these alone will hear the gospel, believe the gospel, love the gospel, and support the gospel. For Jesus only came to save sinners. Therefore I long to preach to sinners.