What is the Gospel?
There are several definitions and assumptions about what the gospel is today.
For example, there is a prevalence of thinking that doing good works or joining causes for social justice – the “social gospel” is the definition of what the gospel is. No.
If our acts of kindness or “changing the world” missions are not coupled with sharing the Gospel message, they are temporary fixes that could be done by anyone. As Christians, our mission is the Great Commission to share the Gospel. We need to not only model a Christian life, but to share with people. That is what opens the door for the Holy Spirit to work in a person’s heart.
The Gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ. Below are some links to follow to read about what that means.
What is the Gospel? by Matt Slick
Find Forgiveness in Christ by Slave to the King
What are the Essentials of the Gospel Message? by GotQuestions
What is the Gospel? by R.C. Sproul
It is important to note that even believers need to hear the Gospel message over and over. It isn’t just something you heard once and “got saved,” and then have no use for. As we hear it again and again, it works in our hearts and solidifies in our minds, allowing us to share easier and be a better witness.
If you have questions or want to chat about the Gospel and what any of the above articles says, please contact me: KristenHami7@gmail.com.