What does the word gospel means?
The word ‘gospel’ simply means good news, glad tidings, proclamation.
The word ‘gospel’ is originally a Greek word.

Simply put, the Gospel is the message of Christ; it talks about His life, birth, works, suffering, death, burial, resurrection and ascension. It is not about man (not of the blood, nor of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God)
There are Four books recorded the Gospel of Christ which are; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
The Gospel gained momentum tremendously, in the New Testament age. However, it sprang forth from the Old Testament:
‘I will put enmity/hostility between you and the woman…..(Gen. 3:15)’
‘In the days of Noah….when he was building the ark….(Gen. 6)’
‘In the days of Abraham, God saw a man through whom He would bless all the nations of the world would be blessed……(Gen 12, 22)’
‘Abraham saw the day of Christ….(John 8:56)’
He saw Him in Melchidezek; He saw Him in the appearance of three angels; He saw Him on the altar of sacrifice….
‘In the days of Moses……Moses brought forth the message of deliverance from slavery…’
Things to note about the Gospel
1. The Gospel of Christ, which is the message of good news (glad tidings), is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone who believes (Jews, Gentiles, etc)
2. The Gospel provides for everyone, an open platform for an encounter with the living Word (1Peter 1:25).
3. The Gospel of Christ places the New Testament church in a vantage position. Any church or religious gathering that lacks the power of the Gospel lacks the presence of God (2 Cor. 3:7-18).
4. The Gospel of Christ reveals the righteousness of God. Whenever the message of salvation is being shared and it’s being sincerely inspired by the Spirit of Truth, the Lord opens the door of faith unto the recipient (the hearer) and he/she receives the Word with faith. At that instance, the righteousness of God is invoked.
5. The depth of the riches of the kingdom (which comes, only on the platform of the Gospel) has been made available to the poor (in spirit). Blessed are the poor in spirit. The mystery of the Gospel is revealed to the poor in spirit (Matt. 5:3; Luke 6:20).
6. The Gospel is the light of God that shines upon a darkness-ridden world. It imparts the life of God upon the spiritually dead (2 Cor. 4:6; Isaiah 9:2).
7. It is the operating system on which grace thrives. It fuels the faith of the saints. Furthermore, it makes Christ the Author and the Finisher of our faith (John 1:16-17; Heb. 3:1)
8. Without the Gospel, any evangelical exercise embarked upon is in futility. It has no eternal value (Matt. 10:1; Romans 10:13-15).
9. It is the sure Word, yeah the more sure Word of prophecy…(2 Peter 1:19)
Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness…. (1 Tim. 3:16)

Why must we preach the Gospel?
1. It is the great commission that Christ has given to everyone called into the kingdom of God (Matt. 28:19).
2. Our success in Christ is bound to the preaching of the Gospel (1 Cor. 9:16)

How can we preach the Gospel?
1. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour
2. Forsake a sinful lifestyle
3. Commit yourself to the study and meditation of the Word of God.
4. Reach out to others (evangelism)
Prayer: Lord, baptize me with the Spirit of the Gospel. Let my life portray the Gospel of Christ.

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” – Isaiah 52:7

“Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off”. – Nahum 1:15

      Resident pastor

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