Sunday, June 06, 2010
GIG 244 - What is the Gospel?
It sounds like a very basic question, but for various people there are so many thoughts that come to mind when they hear the word "gospel." This week we look at what we consider to be a cornerstone scripture when it comes to understanding "the gospel" and the New Covenant.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."
Many are familiar with the first verse above (verse 16), but we believe the next verse (verse 17) holds the key to what the gospel is about. Listen in as we discuss how the Old Covenant, which was no "gospel" at all, was about man's righteousness (and which is why a new covenant was needed, as we discussed during the past two programs) and how the New Covenant is about God's righteousness, which has been given to us as a gift, and is therefore good news (gospel)!