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Romans 1:16 NASB95
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Gospel here is the work,

εὐαγγέλιον
Gospel here is the work
euangelion, - meaning ‘good news’
In classical literature the word designated the reward given for good tidings.
GOSPEL The term “gospel” occurs frequently in the NT in both noun and verb forms, literally meaning “good news” or “proclaiming good news.”

originally signified announcement of victory after battle

GOSPEL The term “gospel” occurs frequently in the NT in both noun and verb forms, literally meaning “good news” or “proclaiming good news.”

euangelion originally signified announcement of victory after battle

HIBD
the gospel is truth, its reality. it is victory. both present and past and it found on every page of the bible
jesus said it like this,
Luke 24:22 NASB95
But also some women among us amazed us. When they were at the tomb early in the morning,
Luke 22:24 NASB95
And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.
Luke 24:44 NASB95
Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
Luke 22
One thing we must know about the Bible is, that the whole Book is about HIM!
The Gospel is the truth and promise of the victor that He provides.
Thats why Paul says, “I am not ashamed.” no way no how.. i refused to be.
Jesus Declares, I am the Way, The Truth, and the Life…
Matthew 22:16 NASB95
And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.
Jesus you are truthful now lead us to the way of truth
Now the question becomes what is truth?
Winston Churchill
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Winston Churchill
William Cullen Bryant said
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers;
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again;
“Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.” William Cullen Bryant
The eternal years of God are hers;
But Error, wounded, writhes in pain,
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A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Charles Spurgeon
And dies among his worshippers.
I asked Webster what truth was and he said
a (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3) often capitalized: a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality
truth
Winston Churchill
Mark Twain
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Charles Spurgeon
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. that’s why we have to know the truth
I love what Mark Twain says
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain
“Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.” Mark Twain
“Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.” Augustine
“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.” D.L. Moody
D.L. Moody
“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”
Thats why I’m not ashamed of the Gospel? because the Gospel is the Truth!
John 8:32 NASB95
and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
John 8:24 NASB95
Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
John
I am not ashamed of the Truth, for it is the power of God for salvation
I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God.
somebody say, POWER!!!
dynamis its means Strength, Power, Ability,
its translated power 87 times, and miracles 19 times. were we get the word Dynamite
the Gospel is strength, its strong. strong enough to save, strong enough to sanctify. strong enough to heal. strong enough to make you free..
well brother Derrick you dont know how much ive done. my response to you, is that you must not know all hes done.
He’s done it all. He’s done enough.
2 Peter 1:3 NASB95
seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1;
The Gospel has POWER.. its Dynamite. you set off dynamite in the room right now it will affect everything new it.
it changes situation and environments.
i went to Expresses once
it ought to affect us. it ought to move us.. it ought to push us.
isaiah 66:2 says, "But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.”
Isaiah 66:2 NASB95
“For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,” declares the Lord. “But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.
verse 5 he rights, “Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His Word.”
Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His Word
Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His Word
Isaiah 66:5 NASB95
Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: “Your brothers who hate you, who exclude you for My name’s sake, Have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy.’ But they will be put to shame.
Isaiah 66:5 NASB95
Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: “Your brothers who hate you, who exclude you for My name’s sake, Have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy.’ But they will be put to shame.
"But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.
why do we tremble at His word? whys is it so powerful ??
because its alive
Hebrews 4:12 NASB95
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
hebrew
is 66
Now the word of God is living. Brother Derrick how is it alive?
Because its Logos, God’s expression and His thought. And you cannot separate God from His thought. And if the Word is connected to its source, the Word is alive.
Now if I take a lamp and unplug it from the wall will it bring forth light?
No… why?
Because it is disconnected from it source.
The Bible is God breathing His thought.
Many people see the Bible as a fairy tale. They put the story of David and Goliath right up there with the fictional story of Beauty and the Beast. They read it without the revelation, so what they read is just words.
But the Bible to me is more than stories. Its the Gospel.. it is truth… it is dynamite.
meaning the
The word of God is Alive and Powerful.
“For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.”
1 Peter 1:23 NASB95
for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.
Peter says you have not been born again by a perishable seed which speaks of works.
Peter says you have not been born again by a perishable seed which speaks of works. The new birth comes through the living and enduring word of God. The word of God has endured thousands of years. The problem is that too many people have the word but have unplugged it from its source, which is God.
The new birth comes through the living and enduring word of God.
The word of God has endured thousands of years. The problem is that too many people have the word but have unplugged it from its source, which is God.
We must not leave out God illumination or the work of the Holy Spirit in our bible study.
Jesus said of the Holy Sprit
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth
John 16:13 NASB95
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
John 16:13 NASB95
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
The Word Part II

God’s Word is truth and his Spirit is truth. That’s why John 14:26

The Word Part II

God’s Word is truth and his Spirit is truth. That’s why John 14:26 says

The Word Part II

God’s Word is truth and his Spirit is truth. That’s why John 14:26 says

God’s Spirit and God’s Word are one.
God’s Word is truth and His Spirit is truth. That’s why says:
John 14:26 NASB95
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
and it is
The Word of God brings that us into union with God.
which brings forth life.
The Word of God brings us into union with God.
lets look at verse 23 in john 14
John 14:13 NASB95
Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:
John 14:23 NASB95
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
Look at,
The Word Part II

You prove your love for God by keeping his God. How do you know the word of God?

Reading your Bible.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 NASB95
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.
Psalm 119:11 NASB95
Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
The Gospel goes from words to POWER when we receive it for what it is. Not from men or men’s opinion but from the mouth of God and when we receive the Revelation from the revelator we receive Its Life and Power.
We activate the word of God by receiving it for what it is. Not from men or men’s opinion but from the mouth of God and when we receive the Revelation from the revelator we receive the Life.
The Gospel is the Power of God for Salvation.
Salvation is the Greek word Soteria, meaning refused from.. deliverance. to make safe
Psalms 107:17
Psalm 107:17–20 NASB95
17 Fools, because of their rebellious way, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted. 18 Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, And they drew near to the gates of death. 19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. 20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
THE GOSPEL STILL HAS POWER TO SAVE!!!
IT IS ALIVE!
IT IS STILL STRONG!
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