This isn’t original with me. I saw it on a blog that I follow but thought it would be fun to do. Just answer this question.
What is the Gospel?
I’ll approve all comments so they post.
The gospel is Jesus’ autobiography.
The gospel is my guidebook for life on this earth while I’m waiting to go Home.
The absolute truth according to Jesus Christ: God loves us all even though we are sinners. Loves us so much that He would pay the price for all of our sin just so we could be right with Him and have a real relationship with Him… now and forever! I base my life and all of eternity on that Truth! (John 14:6 ) Now that’s good news!
Hmmm… what is the Gospel???
(NOTE: I reserve the right to be completely wrong here and possibly change, modify, tweak, re-write or just eliminate this answer in the very near or far future.)
The Gospel; the word means “good news”, so what’s the good news?
First, the bad news;
He is God, I am not.
He is righteous, I am not.
He is glorious, I am not.
He is Holy, I am not.
He is perfect, I am not.
He is worthy, I am not.
He is all these things and oh so much more. I am evil, weak, lost, miserable and completely depraved. One day He (the completely righteous, glorious, holy, perfect, and worthy God) will call on me to give an account of every action, of every thought, of every deed, of EVERY IDLE WORD. These will be measured against His glorious righteous perfection and will be found wanting … the very best of that will be found in direct opposition to His perfectly holy worthiness, the very best will be judged sin, complete indebtedness ….
… faced with that truth, I will agree that I am completely unworthy to occupy the same creation with Him, much less aspire to attain a place in His heaven. I will rightfully, deservedly, gladly crawl into a hole and pray the mountains fall on me.
Now the “Good News”;
“… born unto you this day in the city of David is a Savior … the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”
Knowing that I could never on my own attain the necessary attributes for entry into His perfect heaven, He provided a way, the way, the Savior; One Who paid the debt for my sin, the whole debt for the whole sin, One Who calls me out of my darkness to follow Him into His glorious light, One Whose perfectly glorious worthiness is extended to me …
… as a gift …
don’t know …
How can I be ashamed of the Gospel when I should be ashamed of needing it so completely??
The gospel is Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I have to trust Him and accept Him as my personal Saviour. Live for Him and share Jesus with others.
Good News! God said it, Jesus did it, ……….that settles it. The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, died on the cross as a sacrifice for the atonement of my sin.
The Gospel is that for our sake He who knew no sin became, so that in Him we may become the righteousness of God ( 2Corinthians 5:31)
Well, according to Matthew Henry…
Just kidding (inside joke!). The Gospel is so broad yet rests in the simplicity of redemption and atonement. Paul spent his life to express it. There is such an amazing peaceful place to be found in the Gospel. For me, the Gospel is the love of Christ, the sovereignty of God and the power of His Spirit. It is where complete surrender embraces the freedom of the liberty of Christ. But that’s just where I am now. The reality of the Gospel becomes greater in my life day by day. So, ask me again tomorrow.
And, it’s tomorrow…
Oswald Chambers took a stab at your question (Utmost for His Highest 10/14). He wrote, “It is easier to belong to a faction that simply tells what Jesus Christ has done for me, and easier to become a devotee of divine healing, or of a special type of sanctification, or of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. But Paul did not say, ‘Woe is me if I do not preach what Christ has done for me,’ but, ‘. . . woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!’ (1 Corinthians 9:16). And this is the gospel— ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!'”
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