What is the_gospel

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The essentials of what the gospel is, including a short way to present the gospel to others for yourself

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  1. 1. What is “the gospel”?
  2. 2. What is “the gospel”?τὸ εὐαγγέλιον
  3. 3. What is “the gospel”?τὸ εὐαγγέλιον
  4. 4. What is “the gospel”?τὸ εὐαγγέλιον
  5. 5. What is “the gospel”?τὸ εὐαγγέλιον“good news”
  6. 6. What is “the gospel”?I want to make clear for you, brothersand sisters, the gospel that I preachedto you, that you received and onwhich you stand, and by which youare being saved, if you hold firmly tothe message I preached to you –unless you believed in vain. For Ipassed on to you as of firstimportance what I also received – 1 Corinthians 15:1-3
  7. 7. What is “the gospel”?… that Christ died for our sinsaccording to the scriptures, and thathe was buried, and that he was raisedon the third day according to thescriptures, and that he appeared toCephas, then to the twelve. 1 Corinthians 15:3-5
  8. 8. What is “the gospel”?… that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried,and that he was raised on the 3 day rd according to the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the 12. 1 Corinthians 15:3-5
  9. 9. What is “the gospel”?Then he appeared to more than fivehundred of the brothers and sisters atone time, most of whom are stillalive, though some have fallen asleep.Then he appeared to James,then to all the apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:6-7
  10. 10. What is “the gospel”?Last of all, as though to one born atthe wrong time,he appeared to me also. 1 Corinthians 15:8
  11. 11. What is “the gospel”?Last of all, as though to one born atthe wrong time,he appeared to me also.(In other words, I know what Imtalking about, he changed my life.) 1 Corinthians 15:8
  12. 12. What is “the gospel”?Christ – Messiah, the awaited saviour
  13. 13. What is “the gospel”?Christ – Messiah, the awaited saviourDied – his crucifixion and death
  14. 14. What is “the gospel”?Christ – Messiah, the awaited saviourDied – his crucifixion and deathFor our sins – why he died
  15. 15. What is “the gospel”?Christ – Messiah, the awaited saviourDied – his crucifixion and deathFor our sins – why he diedRaised from the dead – is now alive
  16. 16. What is “the gospel”?Christ – Messiah, the awaited saviourDied – his crucifixion and deathFor our sins – why he diedRaised from the dead – is now aliveTo me – and I have experienced this
  17. 17. What is “the gospel”? Less thanChrist – Messiah, the awaited saviourDied – his crucifixion and death this is notFor our sins – why he died “the gospel”Raised from the dead – is now aliveTo me – and I have experienced this
  18. 18. What is “the gospel”?G od created us to be with him.O ur sins separate us from God.S in cannot be removed by good deeds.P aying the price for sin, Jesus died and roseagain.E veryone who trusts in him alone has eternal life.L ife with Jesus starts now and lasts forever.
  19. 19. “The Four Points” www.the4points.com
  20. 20. God loves me www.the4points.com
  21. 21. God loves me I have sinned www.the4points.com
  22. 22. God loves me I have sinned Jesus died for me www.the4points.com
  23. 23. God loves me I have sinned Jesus died for me I need to take a decision www.the4points.com
  24. 24. Your “elevator speech” message www.the4points.com
  25. 25. What is “the gospel”?
  26. 26. What is “the gospel”?Memorize it– know what you want to say
  27. 27. What is “the gospel”?Memorize itPersonalize it– show how it is relevant to you
  28. 28. What is “the gospel”?Memorize itPersonalize itContextualize it– show how it is relevant to them
  29. 29. We cannot just“preach the gospel”
  30. 30. We cannot just“preach the gospel” Priest = “pontifex” = “bridge-builder”
  31. 31. What about quotesfrom the Bible?
  32. 32. What about quotesfrom the Bible? When did Jesus use Scripture in evangelism?
  33. 33. Remember: everyone ison a journey
  34. 34. So, what is “the gospel”?+
  35. 35. “I have complete confidencein the gospel; it is Godspower to save allwho believe” Romans 1:16

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