The Gospel: The Breadth and Beauty of the Gospel
Pastor Johnson Bowie
March 20, 2022
Romans 1:16 NIV
For I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
If our understanding of the Gospel is only that Jesus died for our sins:
1) It starts in the wrong place.
2) It doesn’t require anything of us.
3) We’ll say, “Just preach the gospel.”
4) It’s too small.
GOSPEL // Euangelion = Good News
Isaiah 52:7 NIV
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Genesis 1:1 NIV
In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth.
Psalm 47:8 NIV
GOD REIGNS over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.
Psalm 146:10 NIV
THE LORD REIGNS forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations.
1 Chronicles 16:31 NIV
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “THE LORD REIGNS!”
Mark 1:15 NIV
“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Revelation 19:16-17 NIV
Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For OUR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY REIGNS.Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8 NIV
Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the GOSPEL I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this GOSPEL you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: 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, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” – Abraham Kuyper
Worldview // The glasses through which we view the world and all reality; the framework within which we interpret the data of the world and of life