Christian Words You Should Know: Gospel

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes… (Rom 1:16)

From the Greek word evangelion, the “gospel” literally means “good news.” In ancient times, the evangelion would be proclaimed from city to city to celebrate the accession of the new king to the throne upon the death of the old.

And that is exactly what is being proclaimed in the gospel of Jesus: the gospel is the joyful proclamation of the reign of Christ , who lived and died and rose again to glory.

I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Cor 15:1-4)

The gospel is the most powerful message of human liberation that has ever been proclaimed on earth. It is a message filled with the power of God to bring about the very thing it proclaims: freedom from bondage of our own sinfulness, freedom from fear of death, freedom to live boldly in the assurance of God’s love for us.

Learn more about the gospel: A Look At The Gospel (and how it works)

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