If I told you that there is not a single reference to God’s love in the Book of Acts, would you think I was joking?
The content of the gospel proclamations we see scattered throughout Acts simply does not focus on the love of God. For sure people are encouraged to respond to the gospel and to get right with God all throughout the book. But it is not God’s love that is given as the supreme reason for people doing so.
Does anybody want to guess what reason(s) the Apostles used for motivating people to respond to the gospel?
The answer should cause us to take a long hard look at the sort of gospel we are preaching today. And maybe it explains (at least in part) why so many people who profess to be Christians in America don’t act like one!
So what do you think was the prime motivator given for responding to the gospel?