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The Gospel

TEXT:† Rom. 1:16-17

INTRODUCTION:

A.† PEOPLE HAVE FORSAKEN THE GOSPEL TODAY.

††††††††† 1.† For what soothes them (2 Tim. 4:3-4).

††††††††† 2.† For human opinion Ė what seems right (Prov. 16:25).

††††††††† 3.† For emotionalism called something else.

B.† GOD INTENDS TO SAVE US THROUGH THE GOSPEL.

I†††††† THE GOSPEL IS GODíS POWER ( Rom. 1:16-17 ).

A.† GODíS PLAN INVOLVES PREACHING (1 Cor. 1:21_).

B.† James 1:22;† 2 Thess. 2:13-14.

C.† THE GOSPELíS POWER IS IN THE INFO IT CONTAINS (Rom. 1:17;† John 8:32).

††††††††† 1.† It reveals Jesus to us (2 Pet. 1:2).

††††††††† 2.† It tells of the crucifixion (1 Cor. 2:1-4;† 1:22-25).

††††††††† 3.† It instructs us:

†††††††††††††††††† a.† how to respond to grace (Mark 16:15-16;† Acts 2:38).

†††††††††††††††††† b.† how to live daily (Titus 2:11-12;† 2 Tim. 3:16-17).

††††††††† 4.† It explains salvation and OT prophecy (1 Pet. 1:10-12).

II.†††† THE GOSPEL IS CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE.

A.† SPOKEN OF AS A MYSTERY (1 Cor. 2;† Eph. 3).

††††††††† 1.† Preached (1 Cor. 2:12-13).

††††††††† 2.† Written (Eph. 3:3-5)

††††††††† 3.† Revealed ( Rom. 1:16-17).

B.† THE SPIRITíS WORK IS HERE!

III.††† THE GOSPEL IS COMPLETE (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

A.† LEAVES NOTHING OUT IN REGARD TO SPIRITUAL NEEDS.

††††††††† 1.† All Things ( 2 Pet. 1:3 ).

††††††††† 2.† Perfect Law ( James 1:25).

B.† CONTRASTED WITH MANíS WISDOM ( Col. 2:8).

††††††††† 1.† Manís wisdom insufficient ( Jer. 10:23;† Prov. 14:12 ).

††††††††† 2.† Manís wisdom in conflict with Godís ( 1 Cor. 2:6;† 1:18-20 ).

C.† THE GOSPEL ENDURES (1 Pet. 1:25;† Matt. 24:35).

††††††††† 1.† One revelation is enough (Jude 3;† Heb. 10:10;† 7:27).

††††††††† 2.† It will judge ( John 12:48;† Rom. 2:16).

††††††††† 3.† It empowers us ( Acts 20:32;† 1 John 2:15-17 ).

D.† WE MUST NOT TRESPASS (James 1:25).

††††††††† 1.† Gal. 1:6-9;† Rev. 22:18-19;† 2 John 9;† 1 Cor. 4:6.

††††††††† 2.† Col. 2:8.

IV.†† THE GOSPEL MUST BE OBEYED.

A.† INCLUDES MORE THAN JUST FACTS (2 Thess. 1:7-9).

B.† A PATTERN FOR OUR LIVES (Phil. 1:27).

CONCLUSION:

A.† THE GOSPEL IS GODíS POWER TO SAVE THE BELIEVER.

B.† DO YOU BELIEVE IT?

C.† YOU MUST ALSO OBEY! (James 2:24;† Mark 16:15-16).