THE BASIC MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL
Preaching the Gospel is telling about Jesus. The evangelist’s message is about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
To gain a better understanding of the Gospel message in Scripture, read and carefully study the following Bible passages:
Jesus Christ Prophesied
Psalm 16:10; 22:1-31; 41:9
Isaiah 7:14; 9:6,7; 53:1-12; chapter 61
Jesus Christ’s Coming And Message
Matthew 1:21; 7:13-14; 18:11
Mark 1:15; 10:27,45; 16:16
Luke 2:10,11; 9:56; 19:10; 23:33
John 1:12,13; 3:16; 10:10,28; 14:1-7; 20:31
Acts 2:17-39; 3:19; 4:12
Romans 3:9-26; 5:1-21; 6:17-23; 8:1-11, 15-17
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
2 Corinthians 5:18-21
Galatians 2:16; 3:13,21-26; 4:4-7; 5:16-24
Ephesians 1:1-14; 2:1-18
1 Timothy 2:5,6
1 Peter 1:1-5; 3:18
2 Peter 3:9
1 John 4:9,10
Jesus Christ’s Return
1 Thessalonians 4:15-18
2 Thessalonians 2:1,2
To preach well, the evangelist must tell about Jesus, explain what the Bible says about Him, and then call people to repent and believe in Jesus.
Read Acts Chapter 2. Here Peter preached and 3,000 people believed on Jesus Christ. Peter told the facts about Jesus and explained them to the people. Then Peter told the crowd of listeners what to do now that they knew the truth. He told them to repent and turn to God, to believe on Jesus and follow Him.
PREACH THE FACTS
You, too, can see men and women come to Jesus Christ as you preach the message about Jesus. As Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you – unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” It is a simple message: Jesus lived, died on the Cross, was buried, and was raised by the power of God (see Romans 1:4).
EXPLAIN THE FACTS
Explain that Jesus came to restore our relationship with God Who loves us (Rom 5:1; 2Cor 5:18-20; Eph 2:11-18; 1John 4:9,10). Jesus came to forgive our sins (Eph 1:7; Col 1:13,14) and to free us from sin’s bondage (Rom 6:17-23). Jesus Christ came to give us a new and clean life (Eph 1:3,4; 2:10; Titus 2:13,14). He sent His Holy Spirit to give us power to live right and please God (Rom 8:1-11; Gal 5:16-23). Because of Jesus, we can be restored to our true destiny as sons and daughters of the Living God, to be co-heirs with Christ! (John 1:12,13; Rom 8:15-17; Gal 4:4-7). And one day, when our assignment on earth is fulfilled, we will spend eternity in God’s presence, enjoying Him forever (John 17:3; Rev 22:1-5).
ALWAYS ASK FOR A RESPONSE
Jesus asked men and women to respond to Him. After Jesus healed the blind man, Jesus searched for him and asked the man to believe on Him (John 9:35-38). In John Chapter 4, Jesus spent time with the woman at the well and asked her for a response to Himself – as the Son of God.