§         Gospel is good news!!

§         The GOSPEL in a nutshell (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)  "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.    For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”


§         One Savior (Acts 4:12)  "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

§         One Spirit / Mind (Philippians 1:27) that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.”

§         Ephesians 4:4-6

o        "...onebody..." unity in identity

o        "...oneSpirit..." unity in life

o        "...onehope..." unity in aspiration

o        "...oneLord..." unity under one Master

o        "...onefaith..." unity in doctrine

o        "...onebaptism..." unity in practice

o        "...oneGod and Father..." unity in reverent worship


§         Man needs salvation (Isaiah 59: 2; Romans 3:23; 6:23)

"But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.”

 "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,”

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

§         God's word leads us to salvation (James 1:21; Romans 1:16)

James 1:21 – "Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls”

Romans 1:16 – "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

§         Salvation should not be delayed (Acts 26:28) – "Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”


§         The unrepentant will perish (Luke 13:3) – "I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

§         Jesus died so that none should perish (John 3:16)

§         God does not want any to perish (2 Peter 3:9) – "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”


§         Not everyone (Matthew 7:21) – "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

§         But it is for everyone (Romans 1:16; John 3:16)


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