What Is The Gospel?
Enjoy the following blog from Noah Graves. Noah is a member of the Taylor Road Student Ministry. He is currently a high school freshman with a passion for the Gospel, leading worship, and apologetics.
What is the Gospel? This is a question we as Christians MUST have an answer too. The Gospel is what saves the sinner. It is the greatest act of love and mercy God has had on mankind, that he would die on a cross for wretched people.
1. What are the Gospels? (Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John)
Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John are the first four books in The New Testament. These books are mainly referred to as the Gospels. They are focused solely on the acts and messages of Jesus, each with its own literary style and eyewitness testimony. The Gospels complement each other on the events taken place during their time. Personally, I enjoy Luke the most as it proceeds to continue in Acts, where the Apostles are spreading the Gospel with a God-given passion.
2. What is the Gospel? (1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
The Gospel is the heart of Christianity. When thinking about what the Gospel is, my mind goes straight to 1 Corinthians 15:3-5. In which Paul describes the Gospel as this, that Christ died for our sins, that he was buried, and rose again to life on the third day. This is exactly it, there is nothing complicated about its meaning. Jesus died for our sins, he paid it all on the cross. He was buried in a tomb and rose again on the third day. This is the greatest act of Love and Mercy that God has shown us. It is the greatest act of Love because Jesus saved us from the wrath of God and eternity in hell.
3. Why we must share the Gospel (Mathew 28:18-20)
We as Christians are commanded by Jesus to go and spread the Gospel. That he had died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. The Gospel is what changes the hearts of men, and is the only truth that will set us free. In love for God we must share, and in Love for people we must share.
As I finish writing this my mind goes to a song by Bid Daddy Weave “If You Died Tonight.” Every time the song goes into the chorus it asks this question, “If you died tonight, where would your soul spend eternity?” I encourage you to ask yourself this question, for your sake and for the sakes of your friends and family. Stay Safe and God Bless!