Paul, the Apostle, wrote:
The Gospel is a phrase I am fond of, and use frequently. But from time to time I have to stop and recognize that not everybody immediately understands what I am talking about.
Some are unclear because, in some church traditions, the word Gospel has been used in so many ways that identifying the core idea is like trying to find your golf ball in murky water (something I’ve had to do too many times!)
Increasing numbers of people are not only unclear as to the meaning of the word Gospel, they have no idea what it means. This includes those who grew up outside the church; and it includes many who grew up inside churches that hardly, if ever, used the word at all. This is increasingly evident, because, whether we like it or not, we live in a post-Christian culture.
So what exactly is the Gospel?
John Piper, of Desiring God Ministries, provides a very concise definition, and illustrates the important – though often neglected – principle that we never outgrow the Gospel in our Christian life.
Watch this powerful (and short) video:
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