+ The core confession of the Christian faith is that the Good News of the Gospel is always connected to the Good News of Christ’s death and resurrection. The gospel is best defined as Christ our Savior. The gospel of Christ Jesus, crucified and risen, is God’s only solution to our problem of being estranged sinners.
+ Within most texts (even a gospel text) the words Christ, crucified, or risen, are not present. And yet, when we examine a text for its gospel content we will often find evidence of the gospel’s effectiveness in changing lives. There are times when we will need to borrow a gospel text from a neighboring section of the Bible. Think of the Bible as a large neighborhood with plenty of gospel to share between neighbors.
+ For those texts within the Old Testament it may require more effort to identify the gospel. In the Old Testament there will be no explicit material about Christ crucified and risen. Instead, there will be specific references to God’s promise of a Savior. All those words in the Old Testament that reveal God’s promises are considered gospel texts.
Who first told you about Christ being our Savior?