Since the gospel of grace is opposite to the way the rest of life works, many people have great trouble accepting it. The offer of eternal is absolutely free, but this also makes it difficult to believe.
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.
In some previous posts, I have written that while the gospel is huge and complex, the gospel invitation is clear and simple. I have received many comments, Tweets, and Facebook messages about this, so let me try to clarify even further.
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?
What is the gospel? What is missing from the gospel? Why does the gospel seem like just more bad news when it is supposed to be good news? It is because many gospel presentations are missing a key word …