Recently, I listened to a message that at the beginning, the preacher said was a salvation message. As I listened and then he finished, I realized something was missing. He never preached the gospel. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation. Without the gospel, how can a message be a salvation message? If he thinks that is a salvation message, in effect he has a form of godliness but denies the power thereof. The gospel is the power – not emotional pleas. Salvation does not rely on our power, but on God’s. We can try and persuade men till we are blue in the face, but if the gospel is not preached, no one will be saved.