Many times when the gospel is preached, it is met with a great big yawn. Sure, we’re saved, but now let’s get on with the important stuff – let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work. The writer of Hebrews tells us that we ought not neglect so great a salvation:
2 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, 3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?
One of the marks of the person who has begun to grasp the scope of acceptance and love that there is in the gospel is astonishment. We call it, “gospel astonishment.” This is a sermon about gospel astonishment.