Good News

Good News

The Gospel From the Air (#5 of 5 in the “Good News” Sermon Series

Over the last four Sundays we have looked at a framework for understanding and explaining the gospel that is mostly from Romans 1-4 but also all over the Bible, and it was what you could call “The Gospel on the Ground.” In other words, it is the gospel up close and personal, viewing the gospel from the angle of how it applies to us directly. But the Bible also gives the big picture of the gospel, which is what Matt Chandler…

Response (#4 of 5 in the “Good News” Sermon Series)

We see 2 main calls to respond to the gospel in Scripture: repent and believe (Mark 1:14-15, Acts 2:37-38, Acts 20:21). We need to understand what both of these responses to the good news means. Listen above to think about what the Bible has to say about this. Two main truths begin to emerge: 1) The Bible tells us to turn from our rebellion against God [repentance]. 2) The Bible tells us to turn to God in faith in Jesus…

Christ (#3 of 5 in the “Good News” Sermon Series)

We see 3 main truths about the good news, the gospel, in Romans 3:21-26. Salvation is a gift, not something we earn. (3:21-24) Salvation comes only through Christ. (3:24-25) Through His Paying the Price for Us (Redemption) Through His Wrath-Absorbing (Propitiation) Salvation in Christ shows God’s justice and love (3:25b-26)

People (#2 of 5 in the “Good News” Sermon Series)

As it relates to the gospel, there are two main truths about people that we see in the Bible: We are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27 with Genesis 9:6, James 3:9, Romans 8:29). We are sinners and our sin separates us from God (Genesis 3:8-10, Romans 6:23, Romand 3:10-22, Ephesians 2:1-5). Praise God that in each of these 4 sections of verses that talk about the seriousness of our sin before God, we see the hope of the gospel…

God (#1 of 5 in the “Good News” Sermon Series)

In Romans 1-4 we see the basics of the gospel, which answer basic questions about how to have a relationship with God; in other words, how to be “saved.” Who made us, and to whom are we accountable? (God) What is our problem? In other words, are we in trouble and why? (People) What is God’s solution to that problem? How has he acted to save us from it? (Christ) How do I—myself, right here, right now—how do I come…