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Why Did God Plan the Gospel?

1 John 4:8b-10 … for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the...

When Was the Gospel First Planned?

2 Timothy 1:8-12 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our...

The First Mention of the Gospel

Genesis 3:15 The context of Genesis 3:15 is the judgment of God on the sin of Adam and Eve. Chapter 3 opens with a description of a particular snake, one that the Bible later indicates in Satan. This snake spoke with Eve questioning the truth of what God told her (v....

Why is the Gospel Important?

Romans 1:8-17 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my...

The Inscripturated Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Our study is on the gospel and we are looking at the apostle Paul’s statement to the Corinthians. He writes: “I declare unto you the gospel.” This gospel declaration is his restatement of something he himself had received (v. 3). In fact, what he...

What the Gospel Isn’t

Galatians 1:6-9 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven,...

What is the Gospel?

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 The gospel (euanggelion = eu [glad/good] + anggelion [tiding/announcement/news]) is the foundation by which the church rises and falls. Then, what is the gospel? In today’s text, the apostle Paul first talks about three elementary truths about the...

Thinking Like Jesus

When the Apostle Paul refers to the “renewing” of our minds, he is not just using spiritual double-speak. This is a real and very important aspect of Christian growth. God wants His people to think like He thinks. This is the great challenge for those who would follow...

The Imperative of Spiritual Growth

The Imperative of Spiritual Growth Jude 20-25 Biblical change is not something that occurs in a vacuum. It cannot be reproduced in a lab. It is the product of a community of believers helping each other grow into Christlikeness. This truth is evident in Jude’s epistle...

22 February, 2017 22:17

Christianity that Works Introduction 2 Timothy 3:16-17 We are living in a time when the value of anything is determined by its ability to “work.” Functionality, more than just about every other quality, is deemed most important of all. • Who wants an expensive cell...