The Gospel

We’re two weeks into a three week evangelism training course at CCB at the moment. This week I gave a talk on the gospel. We looked at Romans 1:1-6 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-6. And I argued that essentially the gospel concerns Jesus’ identity and Jesus’ activity. It’s to do with his person and his work. Who he is, is expressed in what he does.
I like this. I just don’t think I could carry it off!

5 thoughts on “The Gospel

  1. Pete March 25, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    I think you should at least try!

  2. lauri March 25, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    I would love to hear your thoughts on what the church, as the bride of Christ’s role is in relation to “the gospel concerns Jesus’ identity and Jesus’ activity.” If indeed the metaphor of being Jesus Bride holds and we consider that the identity of Christ includes the church…

    • theurbanpastor March 25, 2011 / 2:16 pm

      Lauri, forgive me, but I fear I don’t understand your question. My point is that the gospel, though related to the church, is not about the church. It’s all about Jesus cf Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 15.

  3. lauri March 25, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    I am not saying anything about your point (which is abundantly clear), but asking how the metaphor of the bride of Christ and our understanding of marriage (in making out of two one) relates to Jesus identity and activity now.

    Also what does it mean for Paul to be ” ‘set apart’ for the gospel of God”

    In relation to Romans 1 v 5… “through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations.”

    what does obedience of faith mean?

    Set apart and obedience sort of relate to marital language right?

  4. lauri March 25, 2011 / 3:01 pm

    and I guess my question relate to your point about who he is is what he does…

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