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The Gospel

March 26, 2019

The Gospel

 

Genesis 3:15,21; John 3:16-21 ; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

  1. God made a way out of our brokenness.

 

Genesis 3:21 21 The Lord God made clothing from skins for the man and his wife, and he clothed them.

 (John 3:16, 16 For God loved the world in this way:[a] He gave[b] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

 

  1. The gospel is simple: Jesus died for our sins, was buried and raised from the dead

(1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel I preached to you, which you received, on which you have taken your stand and by which you are being saved, if you hold to the message I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.

 

 (Romans 1:16).

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel,[i] because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek

 

1 Cor. 15

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

 

 

 

 

  1. We must repent and believe the gospel(Mark 1:15).

 

Mark 1: 15 “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

 

 (John 3:17-21).

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. 19 This is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the light and avoids it,[g] so that his deeds may not be exposed. 21 But anyone who lives by[h]the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.”

 

  1. God helps us recover and pursue His design for our lives.

 (Ezekiel 36:26-26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone[f] and give you a heart of flesh.

  • Jeremiah 31:31 "Look, the days are coming"--this is the LORD's declaration--"when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.

 (2 Corinthians 5:17-21).

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has[d] come! 18 Everything is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.19 That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and he has committed the message of reconciliation to us.

20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf: “Be reconciled to God.” 21 He made the one who did not know sin to be sin[e] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.