J. Gordon Duncan

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What is the Gospel? – SK Service Preview for 062010

We talk about “the Gospel” so much at SK, we should probably nail down a few things.  Looking at scripture, the Gospel gets defined in so many ways.  Technically, the word means “good news” and in the 1st century culture, “a gospel” would be proclaimed to herald a new ruler or emperor.  In light that, the Gospel of Jesus is both – good news of a new gracious ruler in the lives of God’s children.  But “The Gospel” is more than just an announcement.  Taking a survey of the NT, here are few ways in which the Gospel is applied in the life of the believer.

  • The Gospel sets people apart as seen in Paul’s life in Romans 1:1
  • It is the power of salvation in Romans 1:16
  • It is salvation by faith alone in Romans 10:16
  • It is full-time occupational ministry in 1 Corinthians 9:14
  • It gives the believer full rights and access to God in I Corinthians 9:18
  • It is the light of Jesus Christ in 2 Corinthians 4:4
  • It is something to be confessed in 2 Corinthians 9:13
  • It stands opposed to any misrepresented view of Jesus in 2 Corinthians 11:4
  • It is something to be entrusted with in Galatians 2:7
  • It sets people apart for gospel ministry in Ephesians 3:7
  • It brings peace in Ephesians 6:15
  • It is something that creates partnership among God’s people in Philippians 1:5
  • It comes in the power of the Holy Spirit in 1 Thessalonians 1:5
  • It is to be obeyed in 2 Thessalonians 1:8
  • It is the eternal plan of God to save His people in Revelation 14:6

BTW, this is less than half of the references to the Gospel in scripture.  If you would like to pursue understanding the Gospel better, join us this Sunday at SK as we wrap up our study of the Book of Romans.

We meet for worship at 10:30am, and you can find directions to our space at http://www.sovereignkingpca.net/1.2.html.


June 18, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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