What is the Good News of the Gospel? Do you know the good news of the gospel is unearned grace? Do you view Christianity as a bunch of rules to be followed and checkboxes that need to be checked off? If you’re curious “What is the gospel message?” this is for you!
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The good news of the gospel is God’s gift to us and the one and only way to salvation. The gospel gives us eternal life and as Christians, we should have a spiritual hunger to spread the gospel to EVERYONE right now more than ever!
Why is this so crucial?
Sweet friend, tomorrow is not promised, nor is our last breath. This couldn’t be more true in my own life. Recently, on August 19, 2021, my Mama passed away. Thankfully, her eternal destiny was secured but what if she hadn’t been ready?
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- 1 What is the Good News of the Gospel?
- 2 Tips on telling others about Jesus
- 3 In closing on the good news of the gospel
What is the Good News of the Gospel?
Sweet friend, there comes a time in everyone’s life when they start wondering what is the good news of the Gospel all about? I grew up going to church and I heard the Good News of The Gospel. With this being said, in my mind, who wouldn’t want to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, right?
We tend to make the “good news” of the gospel complicated. Let’s simplify the gospel in an easy to understand way, ok? The gospel is JESUS! He is everything you desperately need whether you believe in Him or not! Atheists do not believe in God but the gospel is “truth”.
The gospel isn’t completed once you place your trust, hope, and faith in Jesus for salvation. Salvation is just the beginning, then it’s a daily process of sanctification and being a good steward for Christ, EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Just keep in the forefront of your mind, there’s a BIG difference between religion and relationship and it’s important to know the difference.
What is the message of the Good News of the gospel?
In Christianity, the message of the good news is Jesus Christ promised in God’s word, specifically, Christ’s birth, Christ’s death on the cross, and Christ’s resurrection, leaving the promised hope of salvation for any who believe and follow Him.
The good news of the gospel is described in the four gospels. It relates to the saving acts of God due to the work of Jesus on the cross and resurrection from the dead which brings reconciliation between people and God.
The context of the Gospel is the imperfection of man in contrast to the perfection of God.
In the beginning, God created all things perfectly, but sin was introduced when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden which led to the consequence of humanity’s rebellion against God, disobeying a clearly stated command of God.
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What is the Fall of man in the gospel?
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 3:1
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden. Genesis 3:2
But God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” Genesis 3:3
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. Genesis 3:4
“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Genesis 3:6
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Genesis 3:7
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:8
But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:9
He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” Genesis 3:10
And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” Genesis 3:11
The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Genesis 3:12
Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Genesis 3:13
So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. Genesis 3:14
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15
To the woman, he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor, you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” Genesis 3:16
To Adam, he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil, you will eat food from it all the days of your life. Genesis 3:17
It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. Genesis 3:18
By the sweat of your brow, you will eat your food until you return to the ground since from it, you were taken for dust you are, and to dust, you will return.” Genesis 3:19
Adam named his wife Eve because she would become the mother of all the living. Genesis 3:20
The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. Genesis 3:21
And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” Genesis 3:22
So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. Genesis 3:23
After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24
When you share the gospel it’s letting others know about their eternal destiny. The gospel is necessary and urgent because the Bible tells us, judgment day is coming to us ALL. The question remains, however, will you spend eternity in Heaven or Hell? There is NO in between!
The Law of God requires judgment and punishment of unrighteousness, and the Bible clearly states that no one is righteous.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. Psalm 51:1
God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. Psalm 51:2
Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Psalm 51:3
A holy, perfect and just God cannot deny his own nature by simply ignoring or excusing the sins of humanity, who have rebelled against his Holy law.
Having shown man’s problem, the gospel explains the solution, which is the Good News of the Gospel.
What is the Good News that Jesus Preached?
Jesus preached the gospel is for EVERYONE. First, I want you to know you were born a sinner, I was born a sinner. We ALL were. You and I are not different, we are ALL sinners in need of God’s grace.
Wanna know a secret? Even after you receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior…WE ARE STILL SINNERS.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
To save us from our sins, God sent his Son, Jesus, to die for each and every single person created.
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. John 3:16
When we confess with our mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in our heart that God raised him from the dead…that is “Salvation” sweet friend.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:10
What is a prayer of salvation?
Dear Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross to pay for my sin. I believe you died for me and rose again from the grave. Please forgive me for my sin. Please come into my heart. Save ME. I repent of my sin. Today, I make you my Lord and Savior, and Friend. In Jesus’ name…Amen.
Tips on telling others about Jesus
As Christians, we make sharing the gospel more complicated than it needs it to be. God’s word says as His followers, we are to go and make disciples of ALL nations. The Bible does not limit this command to just preachers, evangelists, deacons, and missionaries.
The best place to start is simply sharing what your life was before Christ and how He has changed you since then. In other words, tell them your personal testimony…that’s all it takes.
1. Represent Jesus Well
As born again followers of Christ, the quality of our witness to those we encounter carries eternal significance. Unfortunately, Jesus has been poorly represented at times, giving the “term” Christian a bad name.
Now, that said, I am by no means implying I witness perfectly because I don’t. I have a long way to go and a lifetime to go, and will never get it right this side of Heaven.
I recently watched The Gospel Week 1, preached by Pastor Bil Cornelius of Church Unlimited that totally convicted me.
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How do you get into Heaven? Do you have to be a good person and prove yourself worthy or is it truly as simple as accepting Jesus into your life and you’re in? Is there a way to lose a ticket into Heaven, or can you be in for life? Surely it can’t be that easy… can it?
2. Demonstrate the Love Jesus shown to Everyone
Jesus was a Friend of Sinners and sought them out whereas Pharisees and Sadducees cast them aside as though they held no value or purpose.
Below are just a few Jesus called friends:
- Tax Collecters
Jesus taught us to how to share the gospel by showing His love to others in two specific verses that are His commands.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:35
With ALL the debates going on in our country right now it doesn’t take much to notice the argumentative spirits…even among the Christian community. Jesus showed love, not a quarrelsome tongue.
“But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.” Titus 3:9
3. Pray for God to open doors of opportunity
If you wanna be a good witness for others to see I personally feel that praying to God first will lead us in the direction He wants us to go. The eagerness is a good thing, but seeking the Lord in prayer first, is when we’re led through doors that God alone can open.
Let’s look at the Apostle Paul example of effective witnessing.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Colossians 4:3
4. Stay eternity driven
First and foremost, the following is NOT a debate on your freedom of choice where masks and shots are concerned due to COVID. Quite frankly. it’s the opposite.
I’m going to put myself on the chopping block with this statement, and that’s ok. I work in the health field with Oncology patients to be exact. I know COVID is real. That said, however, I do NOT fear COVID like so many people do.
I know who and where I place my hope in. Jesus and Heaven, so I am good to go. Sweet friend, when you know without a shadow of a doubt that your eternal destination is secure, you have no reason to be afraid. I really hope this makes sense to you.
Many say get the shot or you’ll die, while others are saying, if you get the shot you’ll die, or you need to wear a mask or you’ll kill people. Now, it’s your right to do what you deem best. That said, however, many point out it’s a matter of life and death.
The issue with this, is if you’re so passionate about everyone wearing a mask, shouldn’t you be more passionate about sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus? THIS IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, right? Trust me, I am preaching to myself too!
In closing on the good news of the gospel
So, I hope this helps to explain the good news of the gospel. As was previously stated, my precious Mama passed on to glory and was ready to do so, unfortunately, many are NOT.
This is the “why” sharing the good news of the gospel is so important. We’re ALL gonna die one day, it’s part of life. Yet, we’re so hung up and freaked out over life and death due to “COVID“. Remember, there is “Hope in the Midst of Chaos.” Telling others about Jesus and the good news.