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What is the Gospel? Evangelicistic Implications

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Intro: In your own words: What is the Gospel?
b) In your own words: What is the Gospel?
b) In your own words: What is the Gospel?
2. Read . Except for (a) answers must be proved from this passage.
b) In your own words: What is the Gospel?
b) In your own words: What is the Gospel?
b) In your own words: What is the Gospel?
b) In your own words: What is the Gospel?
b) In your own words: What is the Gospel?
b) In your own words: What is the Gospel?
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a) What does the term "gospel" mean? - Gk: evangel (where evangelism comes from) simply means 'good news'. Check NLT. - its not command - its not advice - its not a way of life
2. Read . Answers must be proved from this passage. a) How important is the gospel? - (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
2. Read . Answers must be proved from this passage. a) How important is the gospel? - (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
2. Read . Answers must be proved from this passage. a) How important is the gospel? - (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
2. Read . Answers must be proved from this passage. a) How important is the gospel? - (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
2. Read . Answers must be proved from this passage. a) How important is the gospel? - (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
2. Read . Answers must be proved from this passage. a) How important is the gospel? - (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
2. Read . Answers must be proved from this passage. a) How important is the gospel? - (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
2. Read . Answers must be proved from this passage. a) How important is the gospel? - (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
- Gk: evangel (where evangelism comes from) simply means 'good news'. Check NLT. - its not command - its not advice - its not a way of life
b) What is the gospel? (Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 Jesus Christ died for our sins, buried (confirming He really died) AND raised again. Bonus question: How important is His resurrection to the gospel? - Without His resurrection, His person and work is not vindicated.
b) What is the gospel? (Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 Jesus Christ died for our sins, buried (confirming He really died) AND raised again. Bonus question: How important is His resurrection to the gospel? - Without His resurrection, His person and work is not vindicated.
b) How important is the gospel? - (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
b) What is the gospel? (Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 Jesus Christ died for our sins, buried (confirming He really died) AND raised again. Bonus question: How important is His resurrection to the gospel? - Without His resurrection, His person and work is not vindicated.
b) What is the gospel? (Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 Jesus Christ died for our sins, buried (confirming He really died) AND raised again. Bonus question: How important is His resurrection to the gospel? - Without His resurrection, His person and work is not vindicated.
b) What is the gospel? (Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 Jesus Christ died for our sins, buried (confirming He really died) AND raised again. Bonus question: How important is His resurrection to the gospel? - Without His resurrection, His person and work is not vindicated.
b) What is the gospel? (Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 Jesus Christ died for our sins, buried (confirming He really died) AND raised again. Bonus question: How important is His resurrection to the gospel? - Without His resurrection, His person and work is not vindicated.
b) What is the gospel? (Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 Jesus Christ died for our sins, buried (confirming He really died) AND raised again. Bonus question: How important is His resurrection to the gospel? - Without His resurrection, His person and work is not vindicated.
b) What is the gospel? (Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 Jesus Christ died for our sins, buried (confirming He really died) AND raised again. Bonus question: How important is His resurrection to the gospel? - Without His resurrection, His person and work is not vindicated.
- (vs 2) we are saved by believing (continually) in this gospel. - Thats why its important to get the gospel right.
c) Twice its said: "according to the Scriptures"? What Scriptures is Paul referring to here? - basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT!
c) Twice its said: "according to the Scriptures"? What Scriptures is being referring to here? - basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT!
c) Twice its said: "according to the Scriptures"? What Scriptures is being referring to here? - basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT!
c) Twice its said: "according to the Scriptures"? What Scriptures is being referring to here? - basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT!
c) Twice its said: "according to the Scriptures"? What Scriptures is being referring to here? - basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT!
c) Twice its said: "according to the Scriptures"? What Scriptures is being referring to here? - basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT!
c) What is the gospel? (Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 (everyline is critical) - The Promised Messiah died not just like everyone else, but He died for our sins. - buried (confirming He really died) - AND raised again. (Others have been raised too. But this vindicates His person and work)
c) Twice its said: "according to the Scriptures"? What Scriptures is being referring to here? - basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT!
c) Twice its said: "according to the Scriptures"? What Scriptures is being referring to here? - basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT!
(Compare with your original answer in 1b) - vs 3-4 (everyline is critical) - The Promised Messiah died not just like everyone else, but He died for our sins. - buried (confirming He really died) - AND raised again. 
i) Others have been raised too. But this vindicates His person and work. ii) Also its the basis of the hope for our own bodily resurrection (the main point of this chapter) 
d) Who can confirm this really happened? - Peter and the apostles, 500 others, and lastly Paul. Bonus question: Why does Paul mention that "most of them are still alive"? - the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer live now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT.
d) Who can confirm this really happened? - Peter and then together with the rest of 12 apostles (incl Matthias), 500 others, and then Jesus' brother James, and to the other apostles, lastly to Paul.  - Impossible for all of them to be hallucinating at the same time. This isn't private visions. But Jesus appearing to them in groups. Bonus question: Why does Paul mention that "most of them are still alive"? - the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer alive now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT. - The Christian faith/gospel is centered on historical events, not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
d) Who can confirm this really happened? - Peter and the rest of the 12 apostles (incl Matthias), 500 others, and lastly Paul.  - Impossible for all of them to be hallucinating at the same time. This isn't private visions. But Jesus appearing to them in groups. Bonus question: Why does Paul mention that "most of them are still alive"? - the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer alive now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT. - The Christian faith/gospel is centered on historical events, not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
d) Who can confirm this really happened? - Peter and then together with the rest of 12 apostles (incl Matthias), 500 others, and then Jesus' brother James (originally a sceptic), and to the other apostles (who as eyewitnesses functioned as 'apostles'), lastly to Paul.  - Impossible for all of them to be hallucinating at the same time. This isn't private visions. But Jesus appearing to them in groups. Bonus question: Why does Paul mention that "most of them are still alive"? - the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer alive now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT. - The Christian faith/gospel is centered on historical events, not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
d) Twice its said: "according to the Scriptures"? What Scriptures is being referring to here? - basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT! - which take it for granted (the OT & NT in one book) but for the early church it was very important for them that Christianity is not some new religion or cult. Its the OT come full flower. - It was against common expectation that the Christ had to be crucified and resurrected. Yet its "according to the Scriptures" ()
d) Who can confirm this really happened? - Peter and then together with the rest of 12 apostles (incl Matthias), 500 others, and then Jesus' brother James (originally a sceptic), and to the other apostles (who as eyewitnesses functioned as 'apostles'), lastly to Paul.  - Impossible for all of them to be hallucinating at the same time. This isn't private visions. But Jesus appearing to them in groups. Bonus question: Why does Paul mention that "most of them are still alive"? - the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer alive now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT. - The Christian faith/gospel is centered on historical events, not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
d) Who can confirm this really happened? - Peter and then together with the rest of 12 apostles (incl Matthias), 500 others, and then Jesus' brother James (originally a sceptic), and to the other apostles (who as eyewitnesses functioned as 'apostles'), lastly to Paul.  - Impossible for all of them to be hallucinating at the same time. This isn't private visions. But Jesus appearing to them in groups. Bonus question: Why does Paul mention that "most of them are still alive"? - the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer alive now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT. - The Christian faith/gospel is centered on historical events, not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
d) Who can confirm this really happened? - Peter and the rest of the 12 apostles (incl Matthias), 500 others, and lastly Paul.  Bonus question: Why does Paul mention that "most of them are still alive"? - the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer live now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT. - The Christian faith/gospel is centered on historical events, not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
d) Who can confirm this really happened? - Peter and the rest of the 12 apostles (incl Matthias), 500 others, and lastly Paul.  - Impossible for all of them to be hallucinating. This isn't private visions. But Jesus appearing to them in groups. Bonus question: Why does Paul mention that "most of them are still alive"? - the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer alive now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT. - The Christian faith/gospel is centered on historical events, not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
- The Christian faith/gospel is centered on historical events, not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
- basically the OT. This means the gospel is in the OT! - which take it for granted (the OT & NT in one book) but for the early church it was very important for them that Christianity is not some new religion or cult. Its the OT come full flower. - It was against common expectation that the Christ had to be crucified and resurrected. Yet its "according to the Scriptures" ()
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
e) Who can confirm that this happened? - Peter and then together with the rest of 12 apostles (incl Matthias), 500 others, and then Jesus' brother James (originally a sceptic), and to the other apostles (who as eyewitnesses functioned as 'apostles'), lastly to Paul. 
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
- Peter and then together with the rest of 12 apostles (incl Matthias), 500 others, and then Jesus' brother James (originally a sceptic), and to the other apostles (who as eyewitnesses functioned as 'apostles'), lastly to Paul. 
3. Implications (esp for evangelism) a) "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". Agree or disagree? - its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
3. Implications (esp for evangelism) a) "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". Agree or disagree? - its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
3. Implications (esp for evangelism) a) "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". Agree or disagree? - its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
3. Implications (esp for evangelism) a) "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". Agree or disagree? - its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
3. Implications (esp for evangelism) a) "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". Agree or disagree? - its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
3. Implications (esp for evangelism) a) "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". Agree or disagree? - its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
3. Implications (esp for evangelism) a) "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". Agree or disagree? - its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
f) Is it possible that they were hallucinating? - Impossible for all of them to be hallucinating at the same time. Over a period of time. This isn't private visions. Jesus appeared to them in separate occasions and in groups.
3. Implications (esp for evangelism) a) "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". Agree or disagree? - its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
- Impossible for all of them to be hallucinating at the same time. Over a period of time. This isn't private visions. Jesus appeared to them in separate occasions and in groups.
b) What do we often share instead of the gospel?
g) Why does Paul mention that "most of them are still alive"? - the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer alive now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT. - The Christian faith/gospel is centered on verifiable historical facts and events. Not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
b) What do we often share instead of the gospel?
b) What do we often share instead of the gospel?
b) What do we often share instead of the gospel?
b) What do we often share instead of the gospel?
b) What do we often share instead of the gospel?
b) What do we often share instead of the gospel?
b) What do we often share instead of the gospel?
- the original readers could go and double check with those eyewitnesses. They are no longer alive now, but their testimony is recorded for us in the NT. - The Christian faith/gospel is centered on verifiable historical facts and events. Not myth or legends. Not the same as the game 'Chinese whispers'.
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
In sum: the gospel is not commands or advice about what we should do. Its the good news of what God has done in Christ in space, time, history. Specifically 2000 years ago in Palestine, eyewitnessed by the first Christians. Optional: One bishop said it wouldn't matter if its proven that Jesus never rose from the dead. He lives in my heart. (like the song). Sounds holy but look at
c) Is your personal testimony the Gospel? - (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
c) Is your personal testimony the Gospel? - (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
c) Is your personal testimony the Gospel? - (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
c) Is your personal testimony the Gospel? - (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? Does it explain how Luke became a Christian? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - Or in when Peter preaches in Pentecost, does he focus on "Once upon a time I was a fisherman but then Jesus met me etc." No, he preaches from the OT: that Jesus was the Messiah, and they killed him! - Or in when Paul preaches to Gentiles (who don't know the OT), he doesn't start with one day I was on the road to Damascus to kill some Christians and then Jesus appeared to me etc. No he dismantles their worldview but explaining there is only God, He doesn't need us etc. But He is near to us etc. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
c) Is your personal testimony the Gospel? - (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
c) Is your personal testimony the Gospel? - (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
c) Is your personal testimony the Gospel? - (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
c) Is your personal testimony the Gospel? - (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
d) What are some negative consequences of replacing the gospel with your personal testimony? - often ends up as a soft health and wealth gospel. Come to Jesus and He'll fix your problems. - either they will be disappointed when God doesn't heal them or their loved ones or solve whatever problems they have. Or maybe initially but after that no more and then they lose faith. - your 'transformed life' because the basis of their faith and when you stumble their faith will stumble. "Christians are all hypocrites". - d) What are the positive implications of that for evangelism? - it doesn't mean you shouldn't share your personal testimony. There's a time and place for that (see below). - means you don't have to have prisoner-to-pastor testimony. Some feel that "I grew up in church, don't have an interesting testimony" so nothing to share about. Not suitable to be someone who evangelises. - it means that your life is not the basis of their faith. And if ever proven wrong (no more miraculous healing in either your life or theirs, or if you're transformed life is imperfect), their faith will crumble
d) What are the implications of that for evangelism? - it doesn't mean you shouldn't share your personal testimony. There's a time and place for that (see below). - means you don't have to have prisoner-to-pastor testimony. Some feel that "I grew up in church, don't have an interesting testimony" so nothing to share about. Not suitable to be someone who evangelises. - it means that your life is not the basis of their faith. And if ever proven wrong (no more miraculous healing in either your life or theirs, or if you're transformed life is imperfect), their faith will crumble
d) What are the implications of that for evangelism? - it doesn't mean you shouldn't share your personal testimony. There's a time and place for that (see below). - means you don't have to have prisoner-to-pastor testimony. Some feel that "I grew up in church, don't have an interesting testimony" so nothing to share about. Not suitable to be someone who evangelises. - it means that your life is not the basis of their faith. And if ever proven wrong (no more miraculous healing in either your life or theirs, or if you're transformed life is imperfect), their faith will crumble
d) What are the implications of that for evangelism? - it doesn't mean you shouldn't share your personal testimony. There's a time and place for that (see below). - means you don't have to have prisoner-to-pastor testimony. Some feel that "I grew up in church, don't have an interesting testimony" so nothing to share about. Not suitable to be someone who evangelises. - it means that your life is not the basis of their faith. And if ever proven wrong (no more miraculous healing in either your life or theirs, or if you're transformed life is imperfect), their faith will crumble
3. Implications (esp for evangelism) a) "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". Agree or disagree? - its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
d) What are the implications of that for evangelism? - it doesn't mean you shouldn't share your personal testimony. There's a time and place for that (see below). - means you don't have to have prisoner-to-pastor testimony. Some feel that "I grew up in church, don't have an interesting testimony" so nothing to share about. Not suitable to be someone who evangelises. - it means that your life is not the basis of their faith. And if ever proven wrong (no more miraculous healing in either your life or theirs, or if you're transformed life is imperfect), their faith will crumble
d) What are the implications of that for evangelism? - it doesn't mean you shouldn't share your personal testimony. There's a time and place for that (see below). - means you don't have to have prisoner-to-pastor testimony. Some feel that "I grew up in church, don't have an interesting testimony" so nothing to share about. Not suitable to be someone who evangelises. - it means that your life is not the basis of their faith. And if ever proven wrong (no more miraculous healing in either your life or theirs, or if you're transformed life is imperfect), their faith will crumble
d) What are the implications of that for evangelism? - it doesn't mean you shouldn't share your personal testimony. There's a time and place for that (see below). - means you don't have to have prisoner-to-pastor testimony. Some feel that "I grew up in church, don't have an interesting testimony" so nothing to share about. Not suitable to be someone who evangelises. - it means that your life is not the basis of their faith. And if ever proven wrong (no more miraculous healing in either your life or theirs, or if you're transformed life is imperfect), their faith will crumble
d) What are the implications of that for evangelism? - it doesn't mean you shouldn't share your personal testimony. There's a time and place for that (see below). - means you don't have to have prisoner-to-pastor testimony. Some feel that "I grew up in church, don't have an interesting testimony" so nothing to share about. Not suitable to be someone who evangelises. - it means that your life is not the basis of their faith. And if ever proven wrong (no more miraculous healing in either your life or theirs, or if you're transformed life is imperfect), their faith will crumble
- its a common functional belief. In my CG, when randomly asked "how does one share good news (not the gospel)?". One answered: by showing love. - but good news is shared through words. Whether written or oral. Try sharing the good news that Baskin Robbins is giving away free icecream tonight without words. - if the gospel is that we are saved by showing love to the poor. Then probably I could 'share the gospel' by just showing love to the poor. People see me show love to the poor then maybe they want to follow my example and show love to the poor too. And thus I have shared the gospel to them and they have accepted the gospel and are saved. - But when the good news isn't anything about what we must do. In fact there's nothing we can do. Its all about what God has already done in Christ. Then at the end of the day, you must use words. - don't get me wrong: Showing love is all good and necessary. But by itself, its not sharing the gospel.
e) Why do we often share something else, instead of the gospel? . The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
e) Why do we often share something else, instead of the gospel? . The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
e) Why do we often share something else, instead of the gospel? . The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
b) What do we often share instead of the gospel?
e) Why do we often share something else, instead of the gospel? . The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
e) Why do we often share something else, instead of the gospel? . The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
e) Why do we often share something else, instead of the gospel? . The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
e) Why do we often share something else, instead of the gospel? . The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
e) Why do we often share something else, instead of the gospel? . The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
c) Is your personal testimony the Gospel? - (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? Does it explain how Luke became a Christian? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - Or in when Peter preaches in Pentecost, does he focus on "Once upon a time I was a fisherman but then Jesus met me etc." No, he preaches from the OT: that Jesus was the Messiah, and they killed him! - Or in when Paul preaches to Gentiles (who don't know the OT), he doesn't start with one day I was on the road to Damascus to kill some Christians and then Jesus appeared to me etc. No he dismantles their worldview but explaining there is only God, He doesn't need us etc. But He is near to us etc. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
- (Those who study BK). In the gospel according to Luke, does it contain Luke's personal testimony? Does it explain how Luke became a Christian? No, it contains the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. - Or in when Peter preaches in Pentecost, does he focus on "Once upon a time I was a fisherman but then Jesus met me etc." No, he preaches from the OT: that Jesus was the Messiah, and they killed him! - Or in when Paul preaches to Gentiles (who don't know the OT), he doesn't start with one day I was on the road to Damascus to kill some Christians and then Jesus appeared to me etc. No he dismantles their worldview but explaining there is only God, He doesn't need us etc. But He is near to us etc. - no doubt the gospel does change people's lives. It changed Paul's life. But the gospel is not "Believe that Jesus changed Paul's Life". We are not saved by believing that Jesus changed Paul's life. - nobody is saved by believing that Jesus changed your life. Or that Jesus healed your mum's cancer. - They are saved by believing that Jesus died for our sins, and was raised again. - the apostles' unique testimony prove that the crucified Jesus was alive again. See Paul's "last of all".
d) What are some negative consequences of replacing the gospel with your personal testimony? - often ends up as a soft health and wealth gospel. Come to Jesus and He'll fix your problems. - either they will be disappointed when God doesn't heal them or their loved ones or solve whatever problems they have. Or maybe initially but after that no more and then they lose faith. - some feel that unless they have a 'prisoner-to-pastor' testimony they can't evangelise - your 'transformed life' because the basis of their faith and when you stumble their faith will stumble. "Christians are all hypocrites".
- often ends up as a soft health and wealth gospel. Come to Jesus and He'll fix your problems. - either they will be disappointed when God doesn't heal them or their loved ones or solve whatever problems they have. Or maybe initially but after that no more and then they lose faith. - some feel that unless they have a 'prisoner-to-pastor' testimony they can't evangelise - your 'transformed life' because the basis of their faith and when you stumble their faith will stumble. "Christians are all hypocrites".
e) Why do we often share something else, instead of the gospel? . The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
. The gospel doesn't make sense to anyone. But through our sharing of the gospel, God will call people to Himself. He will make them understand and appreciate the wisdom and beauty of the Cross.
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
Summary: - The point of today's study is not to say: That the only thing you need to say are these three lines e.g Christ died for our sins, buried, rose again etc. This is a concise summary of the most important part of the gospel.  - There are other wonderful truths about God, Christianity etc which may need to be  explained in order for the gospel to make sense. - the good news doesn't make sense without understanding the bad news i.e how there is one God who created us all and our sin has separated us from Him etc. -It may be necessary to defend the existence of God (apologetics). - Showing love and living a transformed life (personal testimony) certainly adds to your credibility as a messenger of the gospel. - The point of today's lesson is all that is good useful, maybe even necessary. But if you don't preach this, that the son of God died for our sins, was raised again, you haven't preached the gospel that saves people.
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