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THE GOSPEL

THE GOSPEL

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

— Romans 1:16‬‬

The term gospel is the Greek noun “euangelion” which means good news and verb “euangelizo” which means to bring or announce the good news. Thus the central truth of the gospel is that God has provided a way of salvation for all men through the gift of His Son to the world. He suffered as a sacrifice for sin, overcame death, and now offers a share in His triumph to all who will accept it. The gospel is good news because it is a gift of God, not something that is earned by works, Eph.2.8 -9- For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

The gospel which means the good news of salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ is a message that brings us to a point of believing in Christ and also loving others. Often times the Apostle Paul will start His epistle to churches by saying “ever since I heard of your faith in the Lord and your love for all saints” (Ephesians 1:15, Colossians 1:4,  Philippians 1:9-10). It is obvious that the message of the gospel stirs faith to get saved but also stirs up the good character of love and community. A believer that has gotten to value the gift of salvation will value being surrounded and keeping association with other saints.

Our Gospel is simply centred around believing in the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the work of redemption and reconciliation.

2timothy 1: 8 also describes the gospel as the testimony of our Lord Jesus and this testimony is of his finished work of redemption and his call of salvation to everyone that believes and receives him, this testimony which is the gospel is what Christ has given us first to be partakers and share to those around us and this testimony is how we overcame not just life but sin and guilt.

Further reading: Acts 20 vs 24, Romans 10 vs 9-10.

Confession:  Father I thank you for the good news of all Jesus has done for me according to the gospel and also for being a full beneficiary of the gospel. Hallelujah.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING

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