Getting a Grip on the Gospel

“The Power of God for Salvation”

Romans 1:14-17

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power ofGod for salvation to everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16

I.  The GOSPEL of Jesus Christ  (Rom. 1:14-17)

There is much ____________ even among Evangelicals concerning the “Gospel.” The word “gospel” is used over ____ times in the N.T. and literally means “_______ ______.”  i.e.  “euangelion” There is only ONE “gospel of God” that is ___________ enough to save people for eternity.  i.e.  “dunamis”(1:16)

WARNING – There are many different _______ gospels. cf.  Gal. 1:6-9; 2 Cor. 11:4 – “anathema”

The Essence of God’s Gospel is the __________ death & resurrection of Jesus Christ.  cf.  1 Cor. 1:23-24; 15:1-5

1.  God – 2.  Man –

3.  Christ – 4.  Response –

“We must afflict the comfortable with the Law of God, and comfort the afflicted with the Gospel of God.” Martin Luther

The Apostle Paul realized he had been “entrusted” with the Gospel & was under ____________ to share it! cf.  Rom. 1:14-15; 1 Cor. 9:16

II.  CHANGING One Life at a Time (1 Th. 1:2-10)

Don’t confuse the “Gospel” with the _____________ of the Gospel.    i.e.  poverty; oppression; injustice When a person is truly saved by means of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, their life is __________ forever. (1:8-9) The lives of those around this person are ___________ with the Gospel thru a believer’s lips & changed life! God’s desire is for His Gospel to be proclaimed to all the __________, through the Church.  cf.  Lk. 24:45-49

FYI – God is on a mission to ____________ reach every, single soul with the Gospel.  cf.  Acts 8; 10; 16

Practical Application:

  1. Live the Gospel –  1 Thess. 1:5, 9
  2. Share the Gospel – 1 Thess. 2:3-4; 1 Cor. 9:16
  3. Guard the Gospel – 2 Tim. 1:14; 1 Tim. 6:20
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