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What is "The Gospel"?

 

Have you ever heard someone use the term “gospel”? Most likely, if you’ve spent time in Christian contexts, you’ve probably heard the term thrown around, or maybe even used it yourself.

But, if someone asked you to define the gospel, what would you say? How do you think the Lord Jesus would define it? Or what about the apostle Paul? Both of them discussed “the gospel” in their teaching, yet they never gave the term a simple definition — meaning that in order to understand it, we have to do some digging. In this series of posts about “the gospel,” we’ll attempt to see when and how the Lord used the term, and then how the term was used after him by the apostles. We’ll see that Christ’s use of the word is perhaps a little different than we might at first expect.

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