2. What is the Gospel?


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The second study in our "Growing Deep in the Gospel" series in which we answered the question, "What is the Gospel?" In answering the question we looked at how the word "gospel" was used in Jesus' day and how the Bible describes the gospel. We also looked at what is the heart of the gospel, a outline of the basic gospel message and an outline of the gospel based on the entire Bible.

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2. What is the Gospel?

  1. 1. What is the gospel?What is theGospel?
  2. 2. Growing DeepGrowing Deepin the Gospel
  3. 3. Christ on CrossThe Gospel
  4. 4. Four Aspects of the Gospel 1. Understanding the gospel 2. Living the gospel 3. Proclaiming the gospel 4. Defending the gospel despreisus.ro
  5. 5. Understanding the Gospel
  6. 6. Iceberg
  7. 7. Diamond
  8. 8. Courtroom
  9. 9. Temple
  10. 10. Family of God
  11. 11. Marketplace
  12. 12. Inuences that Affect Us1. Knowledge and understanding of God.2. Knowledge and understanding of ourselves.3. Knowledge and understanding of the culture and the times & spirit of our age.
  13. 13. Bible Gospel Jesus
  14. 14. What is the gospel?What is theGospel?
  15. 15. Meaning of the wordGospel in Jesus’ Day
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. Herald
  18. 18. Coronation DayWhen a king would come to power,he would send out messengers toproclaim the “good news” of hisnew reign.
  19. 19. Baby BoyIf a son was born to him, he wouldsend out messengers with the “goodnews”.
  20. 20. Roman SoldiersIf he was victorious over an enemyin battle, he would send out the“good news” of his victory.
  21. 21. Meaning of Gospel in Jesus’ DayNow after John was put in prison,Jesus came to Galilee, preaching thegospel of the kingdom of God, andsaying, “The time is fulfilled, and thekingdom of God is at hand. Repent,and believe in the gospel.” Mark 1:14-15
  22. 22. Descriptors of the Gospel in the Bible
  23. 23. Descriptors of the Gospel Gospelof God, Gods, of the blessed God,of the grace of Godof Jesus Christ Son of God, of Christ,of our Lord Jesus, of His Son,of the glory of Christof the kingdom, of peace, of your salvation not mans, word of the gospel
  24. 24. Descriptors of the Gospel Good News kingdom of God about Jesus of peace through Jesus Christ of a great joy
  25. 25. Descriptors of the Gospeleternal wisdom of Godglorious word of Godlaw of liberty word of Christ,message of word of the Lordreconciliation word of the crossmessage of word of faithsalvation word of lifemystery of Christ word of truth,power of God for word of the truthsalvation
  26. 26. Key Ideas We LearnThe Gospel originated with God,not man.Means you can’t pick and chosewhat you want to believe.
  27. 27. Key Ideas We LearnIf you believe what you like in thegospel, and reject what you don’tlike, it is not the gospel you believe,but yourself. Augustine
  28. 28. Key Ideas We Learn The gospel is about Jesus.Jesus brought the gospel into being. No Jesus, no gospel.
  29. 29. Key Ideas We LearnRomans chapter 1: 1 – gospel of God 3 – about His Son Jesus Christ
  30. 30. Key Ideas We LearnIt is a great joy- Do you know this joy?It is God’s wisdom – if you want to bewise, search it depths!It is a word- something that is spoken-Jesus spoke the creation intoexistence- and it is the gospel spokenthat brings life!
  31. 31. The Gospel vsThe Plan of Salvation
  32. 32. Plan of Salvation“Therefore let all Israel be assuredof this: God has made this Jesus,whom you crucified, both Lord andMessiah.” Acts 2:36 (NIV)
  33. 33. Plan of SalvationWhen the people heard this, theywere cut to the heart and said toPeter and the other apostles,“Brothers, what shall we do?” Acts 2:37 (NIV)
  34. 34. Plan of SalvationPeter replied, “Repent and be baptized,every one of you, in the name of JesusChrist for the forgiveness of your sins.And you will receive the gift of the HolySpirit. Acts 2:38 (NIV)
  35. 35. Kingdom vsJustication
  36. 36. Jesus vs PaulNow after John was put in prison,Jesus came to Galilee, preachingthe 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 (NKJ)
  37. 37. Jesus vs PaulJesus went throughout Galilee,teaching in their synagogues,proclaiming the gospel of thekingdom, and healing every diseaseand sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23 (NIV)
  38. 38. Jesus vs Paul21 But now apart from the law therighteousness of God has been madeknown, to which the Law and theProphets testify. 22 This righteousness isgiven through faith in Jesus Christ to allwho believe. There is no differencebetween Jew and Gentile, 23 for all havesinned and fall short of the glory of God,24 and all are justified freely by his gracethrough the redemption that came byChrist Jesus. Romans 3:21-24 (NIV)
  39. 39. Jesus vs Paul25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice ofatonement, through the shedding of hisblood—to be received by faith. He did thisto demonstrate his righteousness,because in his forbearance he had left thesins committed beforehand unpunished—26 he did it to demonstrate hisrighteousness at the present time, so asto be just and the one who justifies thosewho have faith in Jesus. Romans 3:25-26 (NIV)
  40. 40. Jesus vsBible Antique Paul
  41. 41. Heart of the Gospel
  42. 42. Jesus + Cross
  43. 43. Paul’s FocusFor I resolved to know nothing whileI was with you except Jesus Christand Him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2 (NIV)
  44. 44. Paul’s FocusFor what I received I passed on toyou as of first importance: thatChrist died for our sins according tothe Scriptures, that he was buried,that he was raised on the third dayaccording to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NIV)
  45. 45. Did Jesus Say This?For even the Son of Man did notcome to be served, but to serve, andto give his life as a ransom formany.” Mark 10:45 (NIV)
  46. 46. Did Jesus Say This?Then he took a cup, and when hehad given thanks, he gave it to them,saying, “Drink from it, all of you.This is my blood of the covenant,which is poured out for many for theforgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:27-28 (NIV)
  47. 47. Christ on CrossChrist died for our sins and rose again according tothe scriptures.(1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
  48. 48. What is the Gospel?Jesus, Paul & the Heart of the Gospel 1. The reign and rule of God has been restored. 2. Christ died for our sins and rose again according to the scriptures. 3. Our sins can be forgiven through faith in Jesus.
  49. 49. Four Gospels
  50. 50. What is the Gospel?The Gospel is the good news about Jesus 1. His Life 2. His Death 3. His Resurrection 4. His Ascension 5. His Return
  51. 51. Focus of the Gospel MessageSince the heart of the gospel is JesusHe should be the focus of the gospelthat we know and preach to others.
  52. 52. Basic Gospel Message Outline Focus on Jesus1. Why we need Jesus – sin2. What Jesus did for us – the cross3. How we are reconciled to God through Jesus – repentance and faith
  53. 53. Main Points from Man’s Perspective1. We have a problem - separation from God due to sin- consequences: judgment, hell and wrath2. We need a solution - Jesus is the only solution- Jesus died for our sins3. How we acquire the solution for ourselves - repentance and faith
  54. 54. Basic Gospel Message 1Basic Gospel Message PartThough we deserve judgment, helland wrath because we turned fromGod, who is our Creator, to be ourown gods, there is good news! Godhas provided the way for our sin tobe forgiven so that we can berestored in our relationship with Himand become His children and livewith Him forever in His eternalkingdom.
  55. 55. Basic Gospel Message 2Basic Gospel Message PartThat way is through His Son Jesus,who became a man and lived aperfect, sinless life and then went tothe cross where He paid the penaltyfor our sin. What we need to do inorder to receive this salvation is toturn from sin back to God and placeour faith in Jesus and all that He didfor us.
  56. 56. Key Bible Verses
  57. 57. Key Bible Verses1. Mark 1:14-152. John 3:14-213. Romans 3:21-264. Romans 6:235. 1 Corinthians 15:1-46. 2 Corinthians 5:217. Colossians 1:19-23
  58. 58. “R” Outline of the Gospel 1. ? 2. Rebellion 3. Rescue 4. Restoration 5. Renewal
  59. 59. “R” Outline of the Gospel 1. Relationship 2. Rebellion 3. Rescue 4. Restoration 5. Renewal
  60. 60. Basic Outline1. Creation2. Fall3. Redemption4. Restoration
  61. 61. Outline of the Gospel 1. Eternity Past 2. Creation 3. Fall 4. Redemption 5. Restoration 6. Eternity Future
  62. 62. Blue Burst
  63. 63. Tree in Garden
  64. 64. Snake on Branch
  65. 65. Cross with Blue Sky
  66. 66. The Whole Gospel4. Redemption a. God’s love for us & 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
  67. 67. Sunlight thru Trees
  68. 68. Jesus Returns
  69. 69. Jesus on Throne
  70. 70. Earth in Space
  71. 71. New Jerusalem
  72. 72. ReectionWhat would you write for a onesentence, a one paragraph and aone page denition/explanation ofthe gospel?If someone were to ask you what thegospel was how would you answerthem?
  73. 73. Last WordTake a hold of the gospel so Jesus can take a hold of you!
  74. 74. The End – Psalm 32:1-2Oh, what joy for those whoserebellion is forgiven, whose sin isput out of sight! Yes, what joy forthose whose record the LORD hascleared of sin… Psalm 32:1-2 (NLT)