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What is the Gospel?

It’s not hard to know how we receive the gospel: we receive it by grace through faith.


But what exactly is the gospel (literally, the “good news”)?


In short, the gospel is that Jesus is the saving King.  Jesus the king: 

  1. preexisted as God the Son, 

  2. was sent by the Father, 

  3. took on human flesh in fulfillment of God’s promises to David, 

  4. died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 

  5. was buried, 

  6. was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 

  7. appeared to many witnesses, 

  8. is enthroned at the right hand of God as the ruling Christ, 

  9. has sent the Holy Spirit to his people to effect his rule, and 

  10. will come again as final judge to rule.”

That’s a lot to remember (although it’s worth memorizing at some point!). But something we can all memorize the short answer. What is the gospel? It’s that Jesus is the saving King

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