What is the Gospel?

“Gospel” is a word we borrowed from New Testament Greek that means good news. The good news of Jesus Christ is that he died to offer salvation. He loved us when we were still in our sins and unlovable. Those who have not heard the gospel or have not yet believed need to hear the gospel and consider its message. Christians need to hear the gospel to keep us on course. Without hearing and sharing the gospel on a regular, ongoing basis we run the risk of turning church into just another activity or social club. We are called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. The Great Commission along with Acts 1:8 reminds us what we are to be doing, talking the gospel to the whole earth and being witnesses to who Jesus is and what he has done.

I could talk about the gospel all day but there is a new page, in the row of tabs below the banner image, titled What is the Gospel? That article, originally appearing on The Resurgence, outlines the gospel message. The truths we believe from scripture, forming the basis of Christian theology, is laid out in an organized fashion with many scripture references linked to support each point. That page is a permanent addition to our church website. Use it as a reference, a study tool or refer people to it that want to know more about our faith. Churches have all sorts of programs, ministries are designed for different age groups and demographics, and worship is comprised of many activities designed to honor God and stir our spirits. No matter how much we have going on we must never get too far away from the gospel.

About Clark Bunch

Pastor (Unity Baptist) author (God is Near) husband, father, blogger, coffee enthusiast.
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