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O, Ye Sons of Men Be Wise

Joseph Hart (1712-1768): Joseph Hart was an 18th-century Calvinist minister in London. His works include “Hart’s Hymns”, a much-loved hymn book amongst evangelical Christians throughout its lifetime of over 200 years, which includes the well-known...

How the Gospel is Offered

Ephesians 2:8-9 My favorite American short story writer, William Porter (you know him as O. Henry), wrote about a poor young couple who determined to buy Christmas gifts for one another without the other’s knowledge. The wife sold her beautiful hair to buy her husband...

The Cost of the Gospel

1 Peter 1:17-19 17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from...

What Salvation Does

Colossians 1:12-14 It is through the gospel alone that we are saved. We believe that Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead. The result of His work on the cross is total liberation from the power and penalty of sin and the hope for a future eradication of the...

How to Receive God’s Power

Romans 1:16-17 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written,...

The Promise of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:20-28 The gospel promises two incredible things. It promises new life to those who are in Christ and that God will be glorified by it “in the end.” Of course, much of the preaching on the gospel addresses the first promise. It is amazing that God...

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...