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Giving The Gospel At Christmas (previously aired 12/18/2010)

Posted by | Friday, March 9, 2012 | 6:50 pm CT

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Guest: Greg Gilbert, author, What Is the Gospel? (9Marks)

“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” (Romans 1:16).

This program was previously aired on 12/18/2010
“Gospel” is a word that is bandied about almost everywhere nowadays.  So much so that “the gospel” has taken on different meanings for different people while the real meaning found in Scripture has become unclear, even amongst Christians.

So what is the gospel?  Is it limited in scope to the “good news” that God has offered to reconcile condemned sinners to Himself?  Or does it have a much broader definition relating to good works that bring about social change and justice?  And what does it have to do with the Christian life once one is saved?

This Christmas season as you gather with family and friends, you may have the opportunity to talk with someone about the gospel.  How will you explain it?  Is there a simple way you can communicate the gospel so anyone can understand it?  What are the fundamental elements that need to be included so that you can give a faithful gospel message?

Greg Gilbert, author of the concise book, What Is the Gospel? (9Marks), joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to help us be crystal clear about what the gospel is, what it isn’t, and how we can better understand it ourselves so we can better communicate it to others.

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