The Content of the Gospel – Part 1

Lesson originally delivered on 1/21

Here are some takeaways from the lesson:

  • The point of studying Romans is not to argue over theological jargon, but to focus on what Paul is seeking for us to understand about the gospel and its implications for our lives.
  • Four parts
    • The Content of the Gospel (Romans 1:1-6)
    • The Power of the Gospel (Romans 1:15-17)
      • 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 1:9; 2:13
        • Gospel Proclamation has effect through the power of the Holy Spirit and its ability to change lives
      • Paul lived as if the Kingdom of God was at hand
      • Righteousness = A fulfillment of expectations
    • Why the Gospel is Necessary (Romans 1:21, 28-32)
      • The Gospel changes our lives. How we live changes the lives of others.
    • We are both special and not special at the same time (Romans 2:1-16)
      • God shows no partiality
      • This should both scare us and comfort us

Additional Resources to consider

The Bible Project | The Gospel of the Kingdom

Tim Keller | The Meaning of the Gospel

David Nicholas, Ed Stetzer | What is the Gospel?

Rob Nicholes | Gospel Proclamation Handout


Rob Nicholes
Rob Nicholes