Jesus Is Better
Jesus is the better everything. He's the better boss that gives us the better pay than what we really deserve. He's the better representation of Father who speaks better words over us than even our earthly fathers. He's the better friend who will never leave or forsake us, who will always stay with us, even though we betray him. He's the better everything.
And too often, we don't know how to show Jesus as the “better” to the everyday struggles that people are facing. We just say "Jesus," and think that's enough. We've got to learn how to help people understand that he's the better everything for the longings of their heart.
To become truly gospel fluent is to be able to listen to somebody well enough to hear the real longing or hurts that they're dealing with.
In many ways the gospel is like a new language—it takes time.
Pastors can speak the truth of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life by preaching, training, and ministering.