01. Why is the Gospel Important?

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The first teaching in the series "Growing Deep in the Gospel". In this teaching we answer the question "Why is the Gospel Important?" by looking at Romans 1:16, several other Bible verses and quotes …

The first teaching in the series "Growing Deep in the Gospel". In this teaching we answer the question "Why is the Gospel Important?" by looking at Romans 1:16, several other Bible verses and quotes from pastors and Christian authors. Then in light of the importance of the gospel we look at what we should do with the gospel.

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  • 1. Growing Deep Growing Deep in the Gospel
  • 2. Why is the gospel important?
  • 3. The Big Picture Jesus Gospel Church Mission
  • 4. What is the gospel? What is the Gospel?
  • 5. Jesus
  • 6. What is the gospel?
    • Christ died for our sins and rose again.
    • (based on 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
  • 7. Why is the gospel important?
  • 8. Apostle Paul
  • 9. Importance of the Gospel to Paul
    • To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
    • Romans 1:7-8
  • 10. Importance of the Gospel to Paul
    • Now I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles. I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. Romans 1:13-15
  • 11. Importance of the Gospel to Paul
    • For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes… Romans 1:16
  • 12. Importance of the Gospel to Paul
    • When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
    • 1 Corinthians 2:1-2
  • 13. Why the gospel is important
    • For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…
    • Romans 1:16
  • 14. Power = Dunamis
  • 15. Volcano & Lightning
  • 16. Video of Universe
  • 17. Salvation = Rescue
  • 18. Salvation
    • Justification – Beginning
    • Sanctification – Middle
    • Glorification – End
  • 19. Salvation
    • Justification – Beginning
    • Justification is God declaring those who receive Christ to be righteous, based on Christ’s righteousness being imputed to those who receive Christ through repentance and faith.
  • 20. Jesus on Cross
    • Justification – Beginning
    • Jesus Photo
  • 21. Salvation
    • Sanctification – Middle
    • Sanctification is the process of being conformed more and more into the likeness of Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word within a community of believers called the church.
  • 22. Jesus Carrying Cross
  • 23. Salvation
    • Glorification – End
    • Glorification is the completion, the consummation, the perfection, the full realization of salvation.
  • 24. Jesus Returns
  • 25. Jesus on Throne
  • 26. New Jerusalem
  • 27. Salvation
    • Justification – Beginning
    • Sanctification – Middle
    • Glorification – End
  • 28. Why the gospel is important
    • For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…
    • Romans 1:16
  • 29. CJ Mahaney Speaking
  • 30. Why the gospel is important
    • “ If there’s anything in life we should be passionate about, it’s the gospel. And I don’t mean passionate only about sharing it with others; I mean passionate in thinking about the gospel, reflecting upon it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world and all of life.”
    • C. J. Mahaney
  • 31. Why the gospel is important
    • “… very small errors in a person’s understanding of the Gospel seemed to result in very big problems in that person's life.”
    • C. J. Mahaney
  • 32. Why the gospel is important
    • “ Early in my Christian life, I thought the Gospel was the message to win people to Christ, then, in disciple-making, one moved on to “deeper things.” What a fallacy! You never move beyond the Gospel. You go deeper and higher with the Gospel, but never beyond the Gospel.”
    • P.J. Miller
  • 33. Why the gospel is important
    • “ We never “get beyond the gospel” in our Christian life to something more “advanced.” The gospel is not the first “step” in a “stairway” of truths, rather, it is more like the “hub” in a “wheel” of truth. The gospel is not just the A-B-C’s but the A-Z of Christianity. The gospel is not just the minimum required doctrine necessary to enter the kingdom, but the way we make progress in the kingdom.”
    • Tim Keller
  • 34. Why the gospel is important
    • “ T h e gospel i s not only the most important message in all of history; it is the only essential message in all of history.”
    • Jerry Bridges
  • 35. Greek Bible
  • 36. Why the gospel is important
    • But he replied, “I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other towns, too, because that is why I was sent.”
    • Luke 4:43
  • 37. Jesus teaching disciples
  • 38. Why the gospel is important
    • For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
    • Mark 10:45
  • 39. Jesus Dead on Cross
  • 40. Why the gospel is important
    • … when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power…
    • 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
  • 41. Jesus on Horse
  • 42. Why the gospel is important
    • He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.
    • Luke 6: 4 8 -49
  • 43. Foundation
  • 44. Storm Clouds
  • 45. Tsunami Destruction
  • 46. Rock Foundation
  • 47. Why the gospel is important
    • Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ…
    • Romans 16:25
  • 48. Why the gospel is important
    • Strengthen, Establish
    • Stērizō - 1) to make stable, place firmly, set fast, fix 2) to strengthen, make firm 3) to render constant, confirm one's mind
  • 49. Woman Bench Pressing
  • 50. Why the gospel is important
    • But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel
    • Galatians 2:14
  • 51. Lighthouse
  • 52. Why the gospel is important
    • I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
    • Galatians 1:6-7
  • 53. Lots of Cash Galatians 1:6-7
  • 54. Three Lane Street
  • 55. Blessings of the gospel
    • Aligns our knowledge and understanding of God, ourselves and everything else with reality.
    • Moves us to love God and people.
    • Fills our lives with joy and thanksgiving.
    • Gives meaning and purpose to our lives and changes our priorities.
    • Guides us as we live out our lives.
  • 56. Danger Sign
  • 57. Satan
  • 58. Why is the gospel important?
  • 59. One Fingers in Air
  • 60. Why the gospel is important
    • For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…
    • Romans 1:16
  • 61. Reflection
    • Does your life reflect that the gospel is important to you?
    • What changes do you feel the Lord wants you to make in your life in light of the gospel?
  • 62. Growing Deep Grow Deep!
  • 63. Grow Deep!
    • What you do with the gospel and Jesus determines everything in your life including your eternal destiny.
  • 64. Grow Deep!
    • So resolve to make the gospel the highest priority in your life and ask Jesus to empower you to do so day by day through the Holy Spirit.
  • 65. Grow Deep!
    • Take the time to study, meditate and pray over the gospel on a regular basis so that you are continually growing in your understanding of it.
  • 66. Grow Deep!
    • Then as you grow in your knowledge and understanding of the gospel take a hold of it by faith and learn how to live it out.
  • 67. Last Word
    • Take a hold of the gospel so Jesus can take a hold of you.
  • 68. Invitation from Jesus
  • 69. Walking on Path Take a hold of the gospel The Gospel Journey