Sometimes I’ll hear Christians say that we need to live the gospel. To which my response is, “What?” Seriously think about that for a moment. Such a task is absurd. You can’t do it. It’s impossible. Let’s take a look at what it would take to live the gospel.
First, you’d have to be born without sin. I’m relatively sure that you all failed that. Then, you have to live your life completely without sin, an even harder task than the first. After that, you need to be sacrificed for everyone else’s sins. And finally, you have to come back from the dead (good luck with that) while simultaneously forgiving the sins of everyone who condemned you to die in the first place. Assuming you actually made it to the resurrection part, you’re probably going to be just a wee bit vengeful upon your return what with the whole living perfectly and being executed because people are jerks part.
You can’t live the gospel, but that’s probably for the best. The good news is that Jesus did live the gospel and not only that, he IS the gospel. As I said, you can’t live the gospel, but you can go forth and make disciples, and that’s something Jesus actually commanded you to do.