Many people think the Gospels are stories only about Jesus. But there were Caesar Gospels in the Roman Empire about the Caesars. The four Gospel accounts of Jesus are patterned after the Caesar Gospels.
The gospel of peace leads us into a life of peace. The gospel is not just about how to receive eternal life, but also about how to live this life. Any time we use the gospel to produce anything but peace, we are misusing and abusing the gospel. So follow Jesus into peace, for if you are not following Him into peace, you are not following Jesus.
Here are 7 types of gospels truths will give Christians a firm foundation on which to purify their lives and become more like Jesus every day. This process is not automatic and is not guaranteed, but growing in the knowledge of these gospel truths will help a person build their lives on Jesus Christ.
When you invite a person to believe in Jesus for eternal life, it is unlikely they will do so unless they know some other gospel truths as well. Here are 7 gospel preparation truths I have found helpful to share with others.
Stop telling people to believe the gospel. This is like telling people to believe the Bible. This is not wrong, it is just not helpful. Such an invitation is too vast and too vague. Instead, let us follow the example of Jesus and use His gospel invitation.
What do you think of the misleading gospel messages above that are often found in books and sermons about the Gospel? What role, if any, do you think good works play in gaining, keeping, or proving your eternal life?