What is the Gospel?

by Dale Partridge

You would think this question is self-evident to the Christian. However, we must realize that experiencing the Gospel is much different than understanding it. In fact, I think many Christians are born again and spend many years trying to intellectually understand what occurred spiritually.

With so many different presentations of the Gospel message, what does the Bible say about the Gospel process? In other words, what are the mechanics of this redemptive act? How can Christians better comprehend this wonderful work and communicate it to others? In this episode of Real Christianity, Dale Partridge tackles this question in hopes to offer clarity to those seeking a deeper grasp of the Gospel.

This Episode’s Question

“Pastor Dale, I’ve been a Christian for 7 years and I am ashamed to admit that I have yet to share the Gospel with another person. I have spoken about Jesus. I have let others know that I’m a Christian but I have not proclaimed the Gospel to another person. After much thinking, I believe the reason is that I don’t really understand the basic mechanics of the Gospel. Can you share how you, in a conversation, would present the Gospel?”

Hayden in Nashville

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Scripture References

  • James 4:17

    “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”

  • John 3:8

    “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

  • Romans 10:17

    “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

  • John 3:16

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

  • Luke 5:31-32

    “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

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