The Gospel tells us who Jesus is; the son of God, the one sent by God, the Messiah anointed by God. His authority and power and teaching came from God.
Nearly everything we know about the life and ministry of Jesus comes from the Bible’s four Gospel books Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Mark, presents Jesus as the servant.
Luke, presents Jesus as the Son of Man to seek and save the lost.
John, presents Jesus as God in the flesh, the Christ, so we might believe the deity of Christ.
God can do amazing things with ordinary people. Using fishermen, tax collectors and people like Saul, later to be named Paul, who was a Pharisee, a Jewish religious leader, who persecuted Christians.
God uses the Holy Spirit to lead ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
Acts 1:8 says; “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Also in John 16:13 – “But when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own authority. But He will speak whatever He hears, and He will tell you things that are to come.”
The gospel of Jesus Christ explains the nature of the Kingdoms of God as well as the Kingdom of Satan. It also explains the people of both Kingdoms.
The Kingdom of God is ruled by God and the kingdom of Satan is ruled by Satan.
The character of the Kingdom of God is stated in John 1:4 – In Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. 5 The light shines in darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it.
The character of the kingdom of Satan is stated in Luke 22:53 – In the darkness of night Judas approached Jesus in order to identify him with a kiss. But Jesus’ followers were ready for a fight. One of them, Peter struck the high priest’s servant, but Jesus was the Healer even in the moment of his arrest. Yet it was an hour when darkness reigned…. Satan
Satan is prince of this world brings darkness all around him. It is only thru the Light of Jesus Christ can that darkness be broken…
John 8:12 – Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Did you know Jesus mandated Christians to proclaim the Gospel to lost and dying world?
Matthew 28:19-20 – 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
So what is the truth of the Gospel?
The truth of the gospel is that there is no longer a dividing wall between Jews and Gentiles, no longer separation between the clean and unclean.
Now Jews and Gentiles become one family and one body in Christ.
It’s interesting to note the Gospels made no effort to prove that God exists! The writers seem to assume that the readers already believe in the God revealed in the Old Testament and they believe that he is eternal, Almighty, personal, omnipotent, omniscient, Holy, righteous and gracious. And we as Christians know that He is.
I’ll close with Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good news,
who proclaims peace,
who brings good news of happiness,
who proclaims salvation,
who says to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”