“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).
The word gospel means good news. The root word has to do with the announcement of a good message. In the New Testament, the word specifically refers to the proclamation of who Jesus is and what He has done on the behalf of His followers. The gospel is about Jesus – what He did, His life of perfect obedience, His sacrificial death on the cross, His resurrection from the dead and ascension to the Father, and His outpouring of the Holy Spirit on His followers. These essential components help define the gospel message of the Church.
In addition, the term gospel announces how the benefits accomplished in the finished work of Jesus are applied in the everyday life of the Jesus follower. In other words, the gospel is not just about how to enter a saving relationship with Jesus but how we live in the gospel of Jesus Christ in the trenches of everyday life. The gospel is our fuel for living out our faith.
We invite you to re-discover the simplicity and the depth of God’s announcement of Good News. Starting June 7th at City Church.