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03. What Does The Word Gospel Mean


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  • 1. Introduction to the Gospel
  • 2. Morning at Glacier Park
  • 3. Oasis
  • 4. Waterfall
  • 5. Four Aspects of the Gospel
    • Understanding the gospel
    • Living the gospel
    • Proclaiming the gospel
    • Defending the gospel
  • 6. Apologetics
    • Apologetics is the discipline that deals with a rational defense of Christian faith.
    • It comes from a Greek word apologia which means to give a reason or defense.
  • 7. Courtroom Gavel
  • 8. Apologetics
    • … always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you…
    • 1 Peter 3:15
    • Best defense starts with understanding and living the gospel!
  • 9. Apologetics
    • Know what you believe and why you believe it!
    • Questions you should be able to answer:
          • Why believe that God exist?
          • Why believe that the Bible is the
          • Word of God?
  • 10. Questions to Ask Yourself
    • Would I be able to explain the gospel?
    • Do I live like I really believe the gospel?
    • Would I be able to explain why I believe the gospel?
  • 11. Understanding the Gospel
  • 12. What Does the Word “Gospel” Mean?
  • 13. Meaning of Gospel in Jesus’ Day
  • 14. Meaning of Gospel in Jesus’ Day
    • The Greek word in the New Testament for gospel is euangelion and it means good news or good message.
    • At the time of Jesus it was not used in a religious context, but rather in the context of kings and war.
  • 15. Meaning of Gospel in Jesus’ Day
    • Most often it was a proclamation by a messenger to announce good news on behalf of a king.
  • 16. Herald
  • 17. Meaning of Gospel in Jesus’ Day
    • When a king would come to power, he would send out messengers to proclaim the “good news” of his new reign.
  • 18. Coronation Day
  • 19. Meaning of Gospel in Jesus’ Day
    • If a son had been born to him, he would send out messengers with the “good news”.
  • 20. Baby Boy
  • 21. Meaning of Gospel in Jesus’ Day
    • If he was victorious over an enemy in battle, he would send out the “good news” of his victory.
  • 22. Knights in Battle
  • 23. Meaning of Gospel in Jesus’ Day
    • Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
    • Mark 1:14-15
  • 24. Descriptors of the Gospel in the Bible
  • 25. Descriptors of the Gospel
    • Gospel
    • of God, God's, of the blessed God,
    • of the grace of God
    • of Jesus Christ Son of God, of Christ,
    • of our Lord Jesus, of His Son,
    • of the glory of Christ
    • of the kingdom, of peace, of your salvation
    • not man's, word of the gospel
  • 26. Descriptors of the Gospel
    • Good News
    • kingdom of God
    • about Jesus
    • of peace through Jesus Christ
    • of a great joy
  • 27. Descriptors of the Gospel wisdom of God word of God word of Christ, word of the Lord word of the cross word of faith word of life word of truth, word of the truth eternal glorious law of liberty message of reconciliation message of salvation mystery of Christ power of God for salvation
  • 28. Key Ideas We Learn
    • The Gospel originated with God, not man.
    • Means you can’t pick and chose what you want to believe.
  • 29. Key Ideas We Learn
    • If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
    • Augustine
  • 30. Key Ideas We Learn
    • Jesus brought the gospel into being.
    • No Jesus, no gospel.
  • 31. Key Ideas We Learn
    • It is a great joy- Do you know this joy?
    • It is God’s wisdom – if you want to be wise, search it depths!
    • It is a word- something that is spoken- Jesus spoke the creation into existence- and it is the gospel spoken that brings life!
  • 32. Heart of the Gospel
  • 33. Jesus + Cross
  • 34. Paul’s Focus
    • For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
    • 1 Corinthians 2:2
  • 35. Jesus is the Gospel
    • His crucifixion is the heart of the gospel.
    • His resurrection is the power of the gospel.
    • His ascension is the glory of the gospel.
  • 36. The Whole Gospel
    • 1.  Eternity Past 2.  Creation 3.  Fall 4.  Redemption 5.  Restoration 6.  Eternity Future
  • 37. Blue Burst
  • 38. The Whole Gospel
    • 1. Eternity Past
    • a. Nature of God
    • b. Character of God
    • c. Satan and the angels’ rebellion
  • 39. Tree in Garden
  • 40. The Whole Gospel
    • 2. Creation
    • a. God is the creator of all things
    • b. Creation of Adam and Eve in
    • God’s image
    • c. Life before the fall
  • 41. Snake on Branch
  • 42. The Whole Gospel
    • 3. Fall
    • a. What God commanded and why
    • b. Temptation by Satan
    • c. Consequences of sin
    • 1. for Adam and Eve
    • 2. for the rest of God’s creation
    • 3. for us today
    • 4. for everyone on judgment day
  • 43. The Whole Gospel
  • 44. The Whole Gospel
    • 4. Redemption
    • a. God’s love for us and His plan of salvation
    • b. Jesus
    • 1. His nature as God-man
    • 2. His life and ministry- never sinned
    • 3. His sacrifice on the cross
    • 4. His resurrection
    • c. What Jesus accomplished for us
    • d. How we receive this salvation through Jesus
  • 45. Sunlight thru Trees
  • 46. The Whole Gospel
    • 5. Restoration
    •      a. In the present- following Jesus
    • (sanctification)
    •     b. In the future - kingdom of Jesus
    • (glorification)
  • 47. Earth in Space
  • 48. The Whole Gospel
    • 6. Eternity Future – to be with Jesus and the Father forever
    • a. New heavens and earth
    • b. Eternal kingdom of God
  • 49. Religion vs. Gospel
  • 50. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION says, if I obey, God will love me.
    • GOSPEL says, because God loves me, I can obey.
  • 51. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION has good people & bad people.
    • GOSPEL has only repentant and unrepentant people.
  • 52. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION values a birth family.
    • GOSPEL values a new birth.
  • 53. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION depends on what I do.
    • GOSPEL depends on what Jesus has done.
  • 54. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION believes appearing as a good person is the key.
    • GOSPEL believes that being honest is the key.
  • 55. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION has an uncertainty of standing before God.
    • GOSPEL has certainty based upon Jesus’ work.
  • 56. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION is about me.
    • GOSPEL is about Jesus.
  • 57. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION has the goal to get from God.
    • GOSPEL has the goal to get God.
  • 58. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION sees Jesus as the means.
    • GOSPEL sees Jesus as the end.
  • 59. Religion vs. Gospel
    • RELIGION ends in pride or despair.
    • GOSPEL ends in humble joy.
  • 60. Dead End Photo
  • 61. Website Resource