Gospel Def.

GOSPEL = Christ for us!

This is our hope in a nutshell: God is holy and righteous and we are rebellious sinners; only in looking away from ourselves to Christ for us, to Christ on our behalf, do we have hope before God. Christ died the death we deserve and lived the life we should have lived, so that rather than the condemnation we earned in Adam, we receive the righteousness Christ earned for justification; and now by his grace we who believe are enabled by the Holy Spirit to die to sin and live to God. This is the gospel.

God’s righteousness revealed in:

 Our Savior’s coming (incarnation)…

 Spotless life (righteousness)…

 Propitious death (crucifixion)…

 Exaltation over death (resurrection)…

 Lordship over all creation (ascension).