The Gospel

Posted by on Oct 6, 2009 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

There are any number of interpretations of the word, “gospel”.
Some say the gospel is ministering to the hurting and the helpless in the name of Jesus. Others say it’s sharing their personal testimony of faith. It is neither.

According to Jesus, the One sent to proclaim the good news (gospel) it is this: and (Jesus) said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead…” (Luke 24:46)

The source of the gospel and the reason for the gospel makes it clear that the gospel message is His death and His resurrection.

Those whom He trained followed suit with this spreading of the good news of His life, His death, and His resurrection from the dead.

In Luke 24:47 Jesus also said that repentance and forgiveness of sins should also be proclaimed in His name to all nations.

By the way, when Jesus said this to His disciples, He had risen from the dead. He showed them the nail prints that kept Him on the cross, said He was hungry, ate some broiled fish, and then opened their minds to understanding the Scriptures. In the midst of that He reminded them that all the prophecies spoken of Him in the writings of the Law, the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.

The gospel? Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection along with belief in Him and repentance from sin.

Leaving these things out is to not tell the good news of Jesus Christ.

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