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The Gospel is on a mission.

Gospel in a nutshell: There are many verses in the Bible that divulge the essence of the Gospel. One of them is Paul’s message to the Corinthian church.

2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (NASB)

One of the things I have come to understand about the Gospel is that it is causal. It is intended, and superintended, by God to have an effect on those who believe it. It’s effect is righteousness, in both declaration and in practice. The declaration of righteousness over us is instant, the practice of righteousness in us takes time. With this in mind, we will ponder┬áthree questions of God’s Word, seeking help from God. Continue Reading…

Evangelism; Evangelize

June 4, 2016

Evangelism – What is it?

Our term evangelism comes from the Greek work euangellizo. It’s the verb form of the noun euangellion, which means good news or gospel. So, evangelism involves sharing the good news, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and calling people to repent and believe. It is communicating the message of all that God has done to save sinners from their sin and calling them to respond. It requires showing them their lostness, communicating God’s claim upon them, and pleading with them to respond in repentance and faith.

The church’s role is to inform and proclaim.

The Holy Spirit convicts and converts.

God’s expectation is that all men are to respond in repentance from sin and saving faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, which requires dying to self and living for Jesus in love and in gratitude for His saving work. Continue Reading…