Rom 1:1-4, 15-17; Luk 2:8-20; 1Co 15:1-8.
August 16, 2011
Evangelism, Part 1: What is the Gospel?
The Doctrine of the Gospel
Point 1: What is “the Gospel”?
euaggelioneu =“well in its kind”, + aggello = “to bear a message, to bring news, to proclaim or announce”.
The Greek verb euaggelizo means to announce good news. It meant to bring good news of victory, to declare good news of victory in a battle or a war.
“Kissing the war goodbye”
Here in euaggelion means the declaration of good news of our Lord’s victory on the cross, where He was judged for the sins of the world.
In the New Testament, the word describes the “good news” of salvation through Christ, to be received by faith alone, on the basis of His substitutionary death bearing our sins, followed by His burial and resurrection.
This is the glorious news announced to mankind of salvation and victory over sin and death that God offers to all people through the person and work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
In , the apostle Paul summarizes the most basic ingredients of the gospel message, namely the death, burial, resurrection, and post-resurrection appearances of Christ.