The Gospel is not just how we “start” our Christian lives. We often think that the Gospel is the DIVING BOARD off of which we jump into the pool of Christianity, but the truth is: the Gospel is the POOL!
“Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth the Gospel which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world [the gospel] is bearing fruit and growing–as [the gospel] does among you, since the day you heard [the gospel] and understood the grace of God in truth.” 1:5-6
We think that the gospel is the simple basics and we “grow up” into more mature things. But this verse explains that the GOSPEL grows in us and bears fruit in us–SINCE the day you heard it. The Gospel is the power of God. It changes us. We never outgrow it. Keep growing into the depths of who Christ is and what He has done for us…it never gets old.