The Good News of Jesus Christ is a message from God to every person that is alive at this time. This message of Good News is declared in the Bible, God’s written word for mankind. Read more …
What is the Gospel for Believers? It is the same message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is for everyone. However the viewpoint of examining the Gospel is different. When most people think of the Gospel message, what comes to mind is the message proclaimed to those who have not yet obeyed the Gospel. Typically the Gospel message proclaimed to non-believers is kept simple because the message is often new and unfamiliar. In the Gospel for Believers, the viewpoint is from the Christian that has responded positively to the message of the Gospel. In my experience, it is rare that Christians are taught the Gospel in depth, examining its many facets and proclamations in detail. This is unfortunate because the Gospel is our very basis for living, and interacting with the God that created us and the entire universe. The Gospel should provide our motivation for living and impact every moment of our lives. This is only possible as we plumb the depths of its riches and glory, on a daily and lifelong basis.
In this website we will examine the many facets of the Gospel. In summary the Gospel includes everything that God has done for us in and through the Lord Jesus Christ, who we are in Christ, and the gifts and possessions we have in Christ. The list is long and some of the terms may be unfamiliar relative to our everyday use of language. As Christians we must develop a theological vocabulary where the meanings of words are readily understood. These include the aspects of the work of Christ such as redemption, justification, regeneration, reconciliation, propitiation and adoption. I view the Gospel as a large, precious diamond with many facets, where holding a diamond up the the light and rotating it displays its many facets with shining gleams of light. Likewise, each facet of the Gospel reveals the shining and spectacular glory of God in the person and work of Christ.
Blog entries under the “Gospel for Believers” menu are designed for believers in Jesus Christ to learn more about or to review the aspects of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There may also be those who have not responded to the Gospel message and simply need more information. In either case all are welcome to come explore the riches of His grace toward us who believe in His marvelous Good News.