Summary: The gospel of Jesus Christ is the summary explanation of who he is and what he accomplished for us.In this study we will explore the practical issues surrounding, Redemption, Repentance, Reconciliation, Restoration, and Resurrection. The Five major words
The gospel is exceptionally most important communication of God to man. In Jesus, who is God the Son, The gospel of Jesus Christ is the summary explanation of who he is and what he accomplished for us. The word gospel literally means "good news". It's good news because it's an answer to our basic problem. Gospel is the revelation of God’s love and sacrifice that saves us from God's righteous judgment upon sinners.
In short, the Gospel is the life-altering news that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, lived a sinless life under the Law, died for sinners and rose again to reconcile them to himself, eternally victorious over every enemy that stood between God and man. Paul said “Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you…… By this gospel you are saved … that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
In this study we will explore the practical issues surrounding, Redemption, Repentance, Reconciliation, Restoration, and Resurrection. The Five major words that we use to summarize the Gospel on what happened when Jesus died will help us to understand how desperately poor we are by nature and how rich we can become by ‘the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ'.
The Bible teaches that sin not only separates sinners from God but imprisons them. They are ‘slaves of sin' (Romans 6:17). What is more, sinners are not merely the captives of a sinful principle, but they are in ‘the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will' (2 Timothy 2:26). Most people reject this, but every sinful habit confirms its truth. Jesus said that he had come to ‘give his life as a ransom for many' (Mark 10:45). His death on the cross was the essential ransom price so that God's justice could be satisfied and the sinners in whose place Jesus died set free.
The Bible sees sin as a debt owed by the sinner to God, but those on whose behalf Jesus died receive not only ‘redemption through his blood' but also ‘the forgiveness of sins' (Ephesians 1:7). In the death of Jesus the believer is cut loose from the double burden of guilt and debt and is freely and fully forgiven — forever. When a ransom has been paid, the captives are set free, or redeemed, and this is what happens to those for whom Jesus gave his life. The apostle Paul says that Jesus ‘redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us' (Galatians 3:13). By nature we are under the ‘curse' of God's holy law, which pronounces us guilty in his sight. Jesus was under no such curse, yet in order to satisfy the demands of divine justice he bore the curse of the law in full. The ransom price to bring redemption to helpless sinners was nothing less than his death in their place, and he paid it in full, setting prisoners of sin free to live in a way that is pleasing to God.