What is the Gospel

In our last sermon we attempted to answer the questions: what is the gospel and what does it mean to be a Christian? We used Acts 2 as a launch point so here are the notes:

  1. Revelation
    1. King Jesus cf. Mark 1:14 15
    2. Has come amongst us cf Acts 2:22
    3. He has the authority and the power cf Acts 2:36
    4. As the Promised One cf Acts 2:36, 1 Corinthians 1:2 , 1 Corinthians 8:6 , 2 Corinthians 4:5, Acts 10:36 , 1 Timothy 1:2, 2 Peter 1:11, 2 Peter 2:20, Jude 4
    5. Killed by God’s Plan cf Acts 2:23
    6. Raised by God’s plan cf Acts 2:24
    7. Exalted cf Acts 2:33-35
    8. Poured out the Holy Spirit cf Acts 2:33
  2. Response
    1. Conviction cf Acts 2:37, John 16:8
    2. Confession cf Acts 2:37, 1 John 1:9, 2 Corinthians 7:9–10
    3. Repentance cf Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19, Acts 26:20
    4. Baptism cf Acts 2:38
    5. Trust cf Acts 2:41
    6. Fellowship cf Acts 2:42, John 13:35
  3. Result
    1. Forgiveness of Sins and Acceptance cf Acts 2:38
    2. New Life cf Acts 2:38-39, Titus 3:6, Acts 3:20
      1. The Indwelling Spirit
      2. The Incorporating Spirit cf 1 Corinthians 12:13
    3. New Community cf Acts 2:43-45
    4. New Purpose cf Acts 2:46-47
  4. Realities to live by
    1. New Identity
    2. New Desires
    3. New Power
    4. New Community
    5. New Purpose

 

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