WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
Sometimes I hear that
the Gospel of Christ as mentioned throughout the New Testament being said
to be only that he lived, died and resurrected. They hold that Gospel,
and Word or Bible are different in meaning and application. I intend
on proving that the Gospel is the word and applies to Christ, his Church,
and the whole of the NT teachings.
I. THE GOSPEL –WORD –AND
TRUTH ARE THE SAME
THE WORD OF TRUTH AND
KJV Ephesians 1:13
13. In whom ye also trusted,
after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in
whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit
WORD OF THE TRUTH OF THE
KJV Colossians 1:3-5
3. We give thanks
to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to
all the saints,
For the hope which is
laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth
of the gospel;
THE WORD IS TRUTH
KJV John 17:17
17. Sanctify them
through thy truth: thy word is truth.
ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED
KJV 2 Timothy 3:16-17
16. All scripture
is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
WE ARE SAVED BY THE GOSPEL
KJV 1 Corinthians 15:1-2
1. Moreover, brethren,
I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye
have received, and wherein ye stand;
2. By which
also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless
ye have believed in vain.
WE ARE SAVED BY THE WORD
KJV James 1:18-21
18. Of his
own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of
firstfruits of his creatures.
my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow
20. For the
wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with
meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER
OF GOD UNTO SALVATION
KJV Romans 1:16-17
16. For I am not
ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation
to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17. For therein is the
righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The
just shall live by faith.
II. WE ARE COMMANDED
TO TEACH THE GOSPEL/WORD/TRUTH
GO AND PREACH THE GOSPEL
KJV Mark 16:15-16
15. And he
said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
16. He that
believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall
PAUL PREACHED THE GOSPEL
KJV 1 Corinthians 1:17-18
17. For Christ
sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words,
lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18. For the preaching
of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are
saved it is the power of God.
THE WORD OF FAITH IS TO
KJV Romans 10:8
8. But what
saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that
is, the word of faith, which we preach;
THROUGH HEARING THE WORD
FAITH CAN BE OBTAINED
KJV Romans 10:14
14. How then shall they
call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe
in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
THE WORD IS SPIRIT AND
KJV John 6:63
63. It is
the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that
I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
PREACH THE WORD
KJV 2 Timothy 4:1-2
1. I charge
thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the
quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort
with all longsuffering and doctrine.
CHRIST TAUGHT ABOUT THE
CHURCH (KINGDOM) IN THE GOSPEL
KJV Matthew 4:23
23. And Jesus
went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the
gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner
of disease among the people.
GRACE WAS TAUGHT IN THE
KJV Acts 20:24
24. But none of
these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that
I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received
of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
III. WE CANNOT ADD OR
TAKE FROM THE WORD/GOSPEL
ADD NOT TO THE COMMANDMENTS
OF THE LORD
KJV Deuteronomy 4:2
2. Ye shall not
add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought
from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I
ADD NOT TO GOD’S WORDS
KJV Proverbs 30:6
6. Add thou
not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
NO MAN, ANGEL, OR APOSTLE
CAN CHANGE IT
KJV Galatians 1:6-9
6. I marvel that
ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ
unto another gospel:
is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the
gospel of Christ.
8. But though
we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that
which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9. As we said before,
so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that
ye have received, let him be accursed.
OBEY THE GOSPEL TODAY!!!!
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