From time to time, we invite guests to speak to our congregation in the absence of our pastor or for special emphases.
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
The gospel is the good news of what God has done through Jesus to save sinners. And the center of the gospel message is the cross. And so, the cross is the central message of the church.