Tag Archives: What is the Gospel

Scripture at Sunrise 3.28.2012

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…” -1 Corinthians 15:3-5

“What’s the gospel? I’ll put it in a sentence.

The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy.

That’s the gospel.”

— John Piper via Of First Importance

Scripture at Sunrise 6.30.2010

“We exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, Who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.”  -1 Thessalonians 2:12

It’s not at all that living the life of the kingdom brings us into the kingdom.  It’s that once we have been brought into the kingdom through faith in the King, we find ourselves with a new Master, a new law, a new charter, a new life— and therefore we begin to want to live the life of the kingdom.

[Greg Gilbert, What Is the Gospel?, page 97)