The message of the Gospel is
the good news of abundant life in Jesus Christ
if we submit to Him as Lord before Savior
in the relationship of covenant.
Fallen and depraved men who deserve only death can have Life through Jesus Christ. He said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) However, this gracious offer comes with an obligation. The obligation that we submit to Christ as Lord. He is our Boss and Master, we are His doulos or slaves. We read in Hebrews 5:9, “And being made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” This relationship of submission is defined in the Covenant that God has graciously made with man. In fact, a covenant is the only way that God has ever had relationship with man and New Testament believers are participants in the New Covenant as instituted in Luke 22:20 where Christ explains, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
God has graciously bestowed on us the Gospel. But we must take care that the Gospel that we hold and teach is the same as the one that we heard “from the beginning” as we read in 1 John 2. The Gospel is found throughout the Bible and is consistent throughout. It is the same as that proclaimed by Christ during His earthly ministry and from the beginning of time. In fact, the building blocks of the sound Gospel: Life, Lord and Covenant were characteristic of the covenant given to Adam and Eve and in Galatians 3:8 we read that the Gospel was preached even to Abraham.
Last Sunday, Pastor Scott presented the first sermon in our Sound Gospel series. We invite you to listen to 5 reasons why we must take time to be sure that we possess the sound Gospel. After that, continue with us through the series as we explore the Gospel in great depth so that we can understand the Gospel, defend the Gospel and teach the Gospel. All of the sermons will be uploaded to Sermon Audio and you can also watch via our website. Just click on the “Watch Live” button. And if you are in Colorado, the best way to consume this series is to attend attend our services right here in Lakewood, CO, just outside of Denver.