What Is The Gospel? | Interview With Pastor Travis Osborne
What is the gospel? How do we share it? How do people receive it?
The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ came to die for our sins! As it says in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “… Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” The message of the gospel is one that calls for a response. You either receive Christ or you reject Christ, there is no in-between. You don’t have to pray a special, perfect-worded prayer; it is about trusting in Christ, placing your faith in Him, and accepting the gift of salvation through Christ Jesus.
When someone gives you a gift, when does it actually become yours? When they buy it? When they wrap it? When they present it to you? No, a gift actually becomes yours when you receive the gift. As it says in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The message of the gospel is the good news that Christ died for our sins. His sacrifice made the gift of salvation possible.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
2 Corinthians 5:21
1 John 3:1