Chapter 3 – The Message

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verses from memory.
  • Define “Gospel of the Kingdom.”
  • Summarize the basic elements of the Gospel.
  • List four ways the Gospel is universal.
  • Explain why the Gospel is powerful.

INTRODUCTION

God has a special plan for reaching the world with the Gospel. Jesus revealed this plan when He told His disciples. . .

. . . Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

This verse reveals several things about God’s plan of evangelism:

-Jesus Christ is the content of the message.
-Disciples are the messengers of the Gospel enabled by the powerful force of the Holy Spirit.
-The whole world is to be the recipient of the message.

In this lesson you will learn about the content of the Gospel message. In Chapter Four you will learn about the messengers of the Gospel who are believers empowered by the Holy Spirit.

 

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.