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What is the Gospel?

One of ten from the past

There is a list of ten books I wanted to read last year but failed to. Besides the ones I have my eyes on this year, I decided to knock those ten books from last year out-of-the-way before tackling the ones I’ve set aside for this year. Beginning at number ten, I present to you, Greg Gilbert’ “What is the Gospel?

Well, I finished reading the book two weeks ago and have started the second. The name I will reveal in another post. But for now I would like to share with you some very powerful quotes from the book “What is the Gospel?”

Take Five quotes from the book

1. The gospel is the proclamation of Jesus, in two senses. It is the proclamation announced by Jesus. But also the proclamation about Jesus – that in dying and rising Jesus has made the kingdom he proclaimed available to us.

2. An emaciated gospel leads to emaciated worship. It lowers our eyes from God to self and cheapens what God has accomplished for us.

3. The gospel is a stark message and it intrudes into the world’s thinking and priorities with sharp, bracing truths.

4. Sadly there has always been a tendency among Christians to soften some of the edges of the gospel so that the gospel will be more readily acceptable to the world.

5. God’s love does not cancel out His justice and righteousness.


Does your church preach, teach or proclaim the Gospel?

Do you think you know what the gospel really is?

In your mind or at your church, what do say the gospel is… how do you define it?

Watch out for part 2

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There are three things I think about every moment of everyday... they consume me deeply. How to: 1. Refine my theological understanding 2. sharpen my ethical rigor 3. and heighten my devotional intensity. These are the things I write about. Welcome you to my blog... Join me on this incredible journey of exploration and discovery of all the things God has in store for His children. Join by following or subscribing. I appreciate your thoughts, comments and friendship. Walter


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