What is the Gospel: The Dead Will Be Raised

What is the Gospel: The Dead Will Be Raised

When modern Christians teach people the Gospel, we typically begin by trying to convince them they have a problem about which they are blissfully unaware. We try to teach them that their biggest problem is, “God is angry with you and will soon punish you forever.” In...
What is the Gospel: Christ Was Raised on the Third Day

What is the Gospel: Christ Was Raised on the Third Day

Sadly, many of us have accepted a version of the Gospel which emphasizes spiritual things over physical things. Somewhere along the line, Christians started following in the footsteps of Greek philosophers like Plato, accepting the idea that our physical bodies are a...
What is the Gospel: Christ Was Buried

What is the Gospel: Christ Was Buried

When highlighting major points about the Gospel story, why does Paul mention specifically that Christ “was buried”? The burial is not mentioned as merely incidental information but as one of Paul’s primary points of emphasis. In today’s post, Part 2 of our series, we...
What is the Gospel? Christ Died for Our Sins

What is the Gospel? Christ Died for Our Sins

When we hear, “Christ died for our sins,” most of us probably assume we understand what that means. We think the phrase needs no explanation. But I’ve come to realize, what I thought it meant for Jesus to die for our sins was not an understanding rooted in Scripture....
What is the Gospel: Introduction

What is the Gospel: Introduction

What is the Gospel? How would you summarize it? I’m afraid the way we typically define and summarize the Gospel is far different than the the apostles. Over the next few weeks, I want to share with you what I believe is the biblical summary of the Gospel. Today, I...
The Sexual Ethics of Jesus and His People

The Sexual Ethics of Jesus and His People

No issue is more contentious in our culture than sexual ethics. From the outside, followers of Jesus are accused of being bigots. And from the inside, many preachers, writers, and theologians are questioning whether or not Scripture is really as clear on sexual ethics...

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