THE CENTRAL PERSON OF THE GOSPEL IS JESUS CHRIST
“For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord” (2 Cor. 4:5).
THE FOCUS OF THE GOSPEL IS UPON THE CROSS AND THE EMPTY TOMB
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4).
THE EMPHASIS OF THE GOSPEL IS UPON THE GRACE OF GOD
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8-9).
THE RECEPTION OF THE GOSPEL IS BY FAITH AND FAITH ALONE
“To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins” (Acts 10:43).
THE DYNAMIC OF THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF GOD
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Rom. 1:16).
THE ORIGIN OF THE GOSPEL IS THE LOVE OF GOD THE FATHER
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (Jn. 3:16).
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE GOSPEL IS THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
“For our Gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake” (1 Thes. 1:5).
THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOSPEL IS THE WORD OF GOD
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Pet. 1:23).
THE THRUST OF THE GOSPEL IS UNIVERSAL
“And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mk. 16:15).
THE OPPOSITION TO THE GOSPEL IS SATANIC
“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Cor. 4:3-4).
THE RESPONSE OF THE WORLD TO THE GOSPEL IS HOSTILE
“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you” (Jn. 15:18-19).
THE FRUIT OF THE GOSPEL IS EVIDENT
“[The Gospel] which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth” (Col. 1:6).