An equipping ministry to Disciple the Church.
A mission base to Send the Church.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!
The word “gospel” is mentioned 96 times in 90 verses.
It is mentioned in 20 of the 27 books in the New Testament.
The word itself means: "Glad tidings” or “Good News”
So what is this gospel?
There is war against us knowing the gospel primarily by perverting or adding to the true gospel.
2 Corinthians 11:4
For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
Paul was, and we should be, jealous for the purity and accuracy of the Gospel.
I have seen radically devoted missional people lose the gospel.
I have seen church planters lose the gospel.
I have seen passionate justice people lose the gospel.
I have seen disciples lose the gospel.
The enemy wants you ignorant or deceived about the gospel because it is the power of God for the total salvation of man and this earth.
What is the Gospel?
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;
The Gospel is the glad tidings of God about his Son, Jesus Christ.
It is the full testimony of Jesus - all that he is and will do.
So the gospel is:
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,
On that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
If we are to know and preach the Gospel, we are to know and preach Jesus!!
Jesus is the good news from the Father.
Jesus is the “who” the Holy Spirit is anointing.
Jesus is who the enemy hates.
Jesus the reason for all mission, justice, ministry, “church plant”, etc.
The Supremacy of Jesus in all things is the Gospel from Heaven.