The Gospel is not the good news that you can have a better life here on Earth. No, the Gospel is the good news that God sent His Son into the world to die in the place of sinners. Paul said, “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve” (1 Corinthians 15:1-5). One would think this is basic information, but it’s not. Sadly, many things have replaced the preaching of the Savior dying for sinners. That is, the Gospel – God’s Gospel – is not the foundational message being taught in many pulpits today.
Todd Bryant is the Lead Elder at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Northport, AL. He has pastored there since 1998. For more more information on the church and links to audio sermons and apps for electronic devices, visit www.sovereigngrace.net