Introduction: Sin is always Bad News
3. Its Message – the gospel of GodDefinition = Glad Tidings, Good News The message of the gospel is that God brings guilty sinners into relationship with himself & destines them to eternal life through faith in his son, Jesus Christ.
Source – of God
The gospel originated in Him & has His authority
The OT confirms the person & work of Christ and actually predicts it in:Prophecy (New Covenant, nature of Messiah’s suffering & glory), and Type (People like Moses, Aaron, Joshua and in Events like the Passover & Day of Atonement)
Luke 24:27 – and beginning at Moses & all the Prophets, Jesus expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
Luke 24:44 – These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.
Acts 10:43 – To Jesus all the prophets witness that through His name whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.
See also Romans 3:21-22; 9:25, 27, 33; 10:18ffAside: “Holy” Scriptures Holy expresses the quality or character of Scripture as being God’s word.
1 Tim 3:16; Phil 2:8; Heb 2:14, 17
The Son became man, so that He could die for man’s sins, and He was of David’s ancestry so that He could fulfill prophecy (2 Sam 7).The importance of Jesus’ humanity: 1 John 4:2-3 – By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that JC has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus has come in the flesh is not of God.
B. His DEITY (3-4)
Jesus became something He was not before. (Jn 1:1, 14)
2. His Sonship (4)Son of God implies participation with & a co-equality with God. Irrefutable evidence of His deity was demonstrated by the power of His resurrection, a power belonging only to God (the Giver of life).