03/26/17 One Thing: Repeat After Me, It’s Called “The Gospel”

The Gospel is the greatest news ever heard in the history of the world


The Gospel message is simple, “God loves you, and He gave you His Son Jesus!”

 

Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

 

The Gospel is power! It’s salvation for those who believe

 

Romans 1:16-17 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

 

For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

 

Romans 5:8-11 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

 

For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

 

Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

 

Man-made conditions to the Gospel mock God, His love, and His power

 

Romans 10:14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

 

Transformation cannot exist without a relationship with Jesus

 

Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

 

Revelation 22:18-19 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.

 

And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

 

 

Adding, or taking away, from the Bible destroys the churches’ influence

 

2 Timothy 4:2-5 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.

 

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

 

They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

 

There’s not a soul that the Gospel cannot reach. Are you willing to share?