THE GOSPLE MESSAGE

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THE GOSPLE MESSAGE

The Gospel Message

The Gospel is described in God's word as the "things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ" (Acts 8:12). The following articles are dedicated to the proclamation of this Gospel:

Introduction to the Gospel

"But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women" (Acts 8:12).

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek"(Romans 1:16).

The Gospel(or good news) is the message in the Bible of the coming Kingdom of God on this earth. This Gospel was preached to Abraham over 4000 years ago in very simple terms. He was told: "In thee shall all nations be blessed" (see Galatians 3:8).

"God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities"(Acts 3:26).

When the promised Kingdom comes, it will indeed be a time of blessing for all of the nations of the earth. There will be peace on this earth and good will among men, and all nations will call our Lord Jesus Christ blessed. He will be our King of righteousness and peace, and the whole earth will be filled with the glory of God.

THE PROMISES (The Hope of Israel – The foundation for the Gospel)

To Adam

 

Genesis 3:15

To Abraham

 

Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 13:14-15

To Isaac

 

Genesis 26:3-4

To Jacob

 

Genesis 28:13-14

To David

 

II Samuel 7:12-16

"Then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved"(Acts 4:10,12).

The Parable of the Sower / Thy Kingdom Come

Luke 8:5-8,11(NIV)

  1. "A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up.
  2. Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.
  3. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.
  4. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown." When he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear"...
  5. "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God".

Jesus often used parables to teach his followers about the Kingdom of God. He could have spoken to them more plainly, but he wanted to encourage those who were willing to seek for understanding.

Casual listeners were probably turned off by his approach. These appear in his parable as those who received the seed (his word) along the path. They had no real interest in his message of hope. It was "in one ear and out the other."

Others had hearts that were like the rocky ground. The word of the gospel did not survive because they did not seek for further moisture from the teachings of the Master.

Then there were those who received the word with joy, but they filled their lives with worldly things that choked out the gospel message. These material things were represented by the thorns.

Fortunately, there were some who proved to be good soil for God's word. They heard the word, and they allowed it to root in them. They watered and cultivated their interest in the good news of the Kingdom of God. Those who were good ground for the gospel prospered and brought forth fruit.

Today, it is our turn to be the good ground for the word.

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