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What is the Gospel?

The gospel is the message that God will give us pardon from our sins and eternal life with Him in Heaven, if we will turn away from our sins and turn to Him, accepting His Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior and Lord. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever . . . Read more ›
What would you think of a surgeon who just started making an incision in a patient without really knowing what he was doing? You would probably wonder how that doctor even came to practice surgery. If he were to make one mistake, his patient could be disabled for life—or even killed. Yet, when it . . . Read more ›
The apostle Paul showed us the importance of understanding and guarding your beliefs when he told Timothy, “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers” (1 Timothy 4:16 NIV). Paul also strongly urged his fellow . . . Read more ›
Scripture reminds us to “rightly [divide] the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). We must be careful to accurately present the gospel. For that reason, we must be able to identify its key elements. We all stand as sinners before a holy God. A technical definition of the word gospel is . . . Read more ›
The gospel is the message that we are all separated from God because of our sin. The result of this sin is an emptiness, an ever-present guilt, and a certain fear of death. Yet, because God loved us, in spite of our rebellion, He sent His own Son to die in our place and to bridge the gap between Him . . . Read more ›
The apostle Paul was a brilliant orator and communicator. He was deeply schooled in biblical law, as well as in the wisdom of Greece. If anyone could have leaned upon his own intellect, it would have been Paul. Yet, as you read the accounts about Paul’s encounters with powerful government . . . Read more ›
Jesus clearly lays out the way we must accept the message of salvation offered in the gospel in these words: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for . . . Read more ›