He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

What is the gospel?

Romans 1:1-17

The Gospel of God:
  1. was promised in the holy Scriptures (v. 2)
  2. concerns Jesus (v. 3)
  3. is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (v. 16)
  4. is a revelation of the righteousness of God (v. 17)

1. The gospel is a realisation of what was promised.

2. The resurrection was proof of the authenticity of Jesus. (Compare Matthew 27:62-66)

3. Our persuasiveness does not save, rather we are called to declare the gospel (not defend it) for it has the power.

4. Compare Habakkuk 2:4.