Gospel Odyssey 2012
Gospel Odyssey has been happening summer after summer for over a decade. Each year, churches in the Great Lakes area have set aside one week to get out of their normal routine and speak to unbelievers about Jesus Christ. This event is basically a week dedicated to preaching the gospel! We share the gospel in many ways, such as: church invitations, creative gospel (smoothie stands, acts of kindness etc.) and one-on-one discussions with unbelievers you met for the first time. This week will both challenge and strengthen your faith. Many people have found this to be one of the most enjoyable weeks of their life! During the Summer of 2012, over a hundred people prayed with us to receive the Lord. This week will help you realize how the Lord desires to "thrust out more workers into His harvest."
Gospel Preaching by Charles Spurgeon
"It is a great privilege to hear the gospel. You may smile and think there is nothing very great in it. The damned in hell know. Oh, what would they give if they could hear the gospel now? If they could come back and entertain but the shadow of a hope that they might escape from the wrath to come? The saved in Christ estimate this privilege at a high rate, for, having obtained salvation through the preaching of this gospel, they can never cease to bless their God for calling them by his word of truth. O that you knew it! On your dying beds the listening to a gospel sermon will seem another thing than it seems now." "Avoid a sugared gospel as you would shun sugar of lead. Seek the gospel which rips up and tears and cuts and wounds and hacks and even kills, for that is the gospel that makes alive again. And when you have found it, give good heed to it. Let it enter into your inmost being. As the rain soaks into the ground, so pray the Lord to let his gospel soak into your soul."
"Let this be to you the mark of true gospel preaching - where Christ is everything, and the creature is nothing; where it is salvation all of grace, through the work of the Holy Spirit applying to the soul the precious blood of Jesus."
"On Christ, and what he has done, my soul hangs for time and eternity. And if your soul also hangs there, it will be saved as surely as mine shall be. And if you are lost trusting in Christ, I will be lost with you and will go to hell with you. I must do so, for I have nothing else to rely upon but the fact that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, lived, died, was buried, rose again, went to heaven, and still lives and pleads for sinners at the right hand of God."
"We have an unchanging gospel, which is not today green grass and tomorrow dry hay; but always the abiding truth of the immutable Jehovah."
"When we preach Christ crucified, we have no reason to stammer, or stutter, or hesitate, or apologize; there is nothing in the gospel of which we have any cause to be ashamed."