“In its simplest form, the gospel is God’s reconciling work in Christ – that through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, God is making all things new both personally for those who repent and believe, and cosmically as He redeems culture and creation from its subjection to futility.”

Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church by Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson, and Eric Geiger

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  1. John Adams says:

    Part of me thinks this definition is too narrow. Scot McKnight likes to ask, “Did Jesus preach the Gospel?” The “gospel” that Jesus preached in Matt. 4 seems to have been a Gospel of the Kingdom, a royal proclamation that he is God’s anointed come to liberate his people. A Gospel of reconciliation without Lordship leads to believers who embrace Christ as Savior but not as Lord.

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