The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

The Gospel
The heart of any body of believers is the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the gospel that unites believers to Christ (their head) and to one another (the body).

It is the gospel that presents to the world the division between the nature of God and the nature of man, thus revealing man as depraved, hopeless and eternally separated from God. The good news is that the gospel presents a mediator between the two natures and provides a way for man to take on a new nature so that he can be reconciled to God. A new nature that is brought about by:
  • God’s purposes in eternity past
  • The work of Christ on the cross
  • The wooing of the Holy Spirit
  • The hearing of the Word of God
  • The imparting of the gift of faith to the individual
  • The belief, repentance and baptism of the individual

It is this gospel that a body of believers is to take into the world to make disciples for Christ and to baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The gospel is lived out by members who are a united body of believers faithfully living under the headship of Jesus Christ. This way the true Christ and His love can be seen in the world.

The Gospel
  1. This includes who Christ is, what He taught, what He did, what He continues to do and what He will finally do.
  2. This includes the gospel being the emphasis of our preaching, teaching and living.
  3. This includes us telling others the gospel through:
    1. Preaching and Teaching during the church’s gathering
    2. Public Proclamation (Street evangelism, door-to-door, house-to-house, as we are going about our business in shopping, the marketplace, etc.)
    3. Hospitality for Personal Witness to unsaved family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, employees, strangers.
    4. The Body being knit together, unified and members of one another, joyously worshipping and serving God together.
  4. This includes our immediate family being the main emphasis of the gospel. Fathers are to disciple their wives and children through word and deed. Fathers must not neglect their duty of evangelism and discipleship to their family.