The Gospel - Our DELIVERANCE, Our DEBT
The Gospel – Our Deliverance, Our Debt
ROMANS 1:14-16 [14 I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. 16 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.]
1. The Power of God for Salvation to Believers
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
1 CORINTHIANS 1:18
1 Corinthians 15:1-2 …the gospel…by which also you are saved…
God saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done…but according to His mercy…through Jesus Christ our Savior…
The gospel is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes the gospel. The Gospel is our DELIVERANCE!
2. The Gospel is our DEBT
I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.
David Platt – “Every believer this side of heaven owes the gospel to every lost person this side of hell”.
JOHN 20:21 [So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”]
MARK 16:15-16 [And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.]
The Gospel is our DELIVERANCE and our DEBT!
CHALLENGE: ASK GOD TO MAKE YOU EAGER TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL!
RECEIVE the Gospel and place your faith in Christ
DEMONSTRATE your faith and commitment to Christ through baptism
LEVERAGE your relationship with Christ through being a member of the body of Christ (the church)
OBEY the call of Christ to serve in REACHING-TEACHING-PROCLAIMING