By Garry Knighton
Church of Christ/North - Shreveport, La.
THE GOSPEL EXPLAINED
Gospel - "Good News" - Glad Tidings.
The gospel is good news because it saves us from hell.
Example: Check - (good news must relate directly to us)
Why is it good news? (Saves us from eternal destruction).
If these things are true, we need to understand exactly WHAT the gospel is.
SOMETHING TO FACE AND ADMIT: SIN (Bad news before good).
Romans 3:10, 23 - all of us have sinned.
I John 3:4 - sin is breaking God's law.
Illustration: God put a boundary around the "tree".
Boundary of His law.
Romans 6:23 - our payment for sin.
Adam and Eve cast out, cut off, (lost).
Isaiah 59:1-2 - Man/ SIN / God - (sin separates us from God)
Man has three basic problems:
Sin - separated from God.
Death - Separated from the body.
Life - If I become a Christian, can I make it?