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The Scope of the Gospel
February 6, 2022

The Scope of the Gospel

February 6, 2022

Define the word: Gospel means “

“The Gospel is a beautiful thing.  It is simple enough for a child to understand, and yet deep enough and complex enough for the brightest theological minds imaginable to get in there and nuance.” – Matt Chandler

Explore the Scope:

I. The Gospel is a

  • Focus: – Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration
    • “The gospel is the message that God acted in and through Jesus Messiah, God’s anointed one, to effect God’s promise of shalom, salvation, God’s reign.” – Robert Guelich
    • “The gospel is the good news that through Christ the power of God’s kingdom has entered history to renew the whole world.” – Tim Keller
    • Revelation 21:3-5 written by the Apostle John

II. The Gospel is a

  • Focus: – Incarnation, Atonement, Resurrection
    • “At its briefest, the gospel is a discourse about Christ, that he is the son of God and became man for us, that he died and was raised, and that he has been established as Lord over all things.”                    – Martin Luther
    • “The gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy.” – John Piper
    • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 written by the Apostle Paul

III. The Gospel is a

  • Focus: – God, Man, Christ, Faith
    • “The Gospel signifieth good, merry, glad and joyful tidings, that maketh a man’s heart glad and maketh him sing, dance, and leap for joy.” – William Tyndale
    • “I formulate the gospel this way: it is an information issuing an invitation; it is a proclamation issuing in persuasion.” – J.I. Packer
    • Acts 2:38 written by the Apostle Peter

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