"We see, in many a land, the proudest dynasties and tyrannies still crushing, with their mountain weight, every free motion of the Consciences and hearts of men. We see, on the other hand, the truest heroism for the right and the greatest devotion to the Truth in hearts that God has touched. We have a work to do, as great as our forefathers and, perhaps, far greater. The enemies of Truth are more numerous and subtle than ever and the needs of the Church are greater than at any preceding time. If we are not debtors to the present, then men were never debtors to their age and their time. Brethren, we are debtors to the hour in which we live. Oh, that we might stamp it with Truth and that God might help us to impress upon its wings some proof that it has not flown by neglected and unheeded." -- C.H. Spurgeon . . . "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32 . . . . .


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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

TTUF TOPIC # 5: What About The Gospel and How to Share it? PART 1 of 3

The foundation of every Christian, and every church is the gospel.

It’s both necessary and foundational, Why?

Because if one’s gospel is wrong at the start, then their life as a Christian based on such wrong belief will be wrong. If an archer’s aim is wrong at the start, then he won’t hit the bullseye.
Paul the apostle made the Gospel message simple:

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,

The Gospel, Evangelism, Fundamentals

We have provided a simple, straightforward explanation of the Gospel in the previous section of Fellowship, but in case you missed it, here it is again: The True Gospel: Accept No Imitations

For a more detailed series, on this, go here.

~ The Gospel of Salvation is the foundation and central message of the Christian faith: take it away, and there is no Christian faith.
~ And the foundation and central message of the Gospel is the resurrection of Jesus Christ: take it away and there is no Gospel.






Before one can truly appreciate the Gospel, which means “good news” one must first understand the bad news, otherwise the good news will have no meaning.
For example: let’s say you were approached by someone that said, “Good news, your saved! Because your insurance really does cover fire damage!” – That wouldn’t mean very much to you unless you learned that your house caught on fire! It’s the same with the Gospel.”

The holy, eternal Law of GOD shows us to be hopelessly lost sinners (ROM 3:19) without a trace of any righteousness that GOD the Holy Judge can accept. The fact is our human hearts are “desperately” (meaning “incurable” JER 17:9) wicked. But let’s not talk about our sin. What about our own works to prove ourselves to be good and acceptable to GOD. How do these measure up? How GOD see them?

But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

TITUS 3:4-5
4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

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