The Apostle Paul certainly thought so. When writing to the Roman believers, Paul called the gospel “the power of God” and said he was “eager to preach the gospel” to the believers there. West Park, I still believe the gospel message is the power of God to affect our culture and transform us into people of grace.
The gospel message1 is about God’s grace for the undeserving: that God, by Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, has rescued all who will repent and believe, from His wrath, delivered them into His peace and gifted them with the limitless presence and power of His Holy Spirit.
A gospel culture is a shared experience of grace for the undeserving. Beyond our spoken message and printed material, a gospel culture comes out in relationships of honesty, brokenness, humility, freedom, and joy-filled lives.
What can you do to help spread the gospel message and culture like that? One great way is to share your story with others. Share your testimony of how you became a Christian; yes, and also share how the grace of the Lord Jesus still reaches you in everyday life. What fears, anxieties, pride, and other sinful desires has the Holy Spirit recently revealed in you, and how has the Lord Jesus led you to repentance and faith through the promises of His gospel? Share that with someone else. When I’ve taken the initiative to do this, I’ve noticed others are attracted to that vulnerability, for they are pointed to the grace of our Lord Jesus.
1 This language (“gospel message,” “gospel culture”) comes from Ray Ortlund. Ortlund, R. (2015, April 14). How to Grow a Gospel Culture in Your Church [Audio File]. Retrieved from http://resources.thegospelcoalition.org/library/how-to-grow-a-gospel-culture-in-your-church