Topic: What Is the Gospel About? – by Pastor Raphael


Text: John 1:29-31

“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.” John 1:29–31 (KJV)

The gospel is simply good news about God’s love for human beings. He didn’t forsake human beings because of Adamic sin but sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to pay for the penalty of sin by shedding His blood on the cross of Calvary.

The penalty of sin is death and condemnation in hell, but Jesus paid the price for the salvation of all human beings. The only thing we need to do to actualize salvation is to personally believe in Jesus Christ for paying the price for us and to accept Him into our lives as Lord and personal Savior (Romans 10:9–10).

Jesus Christ is the center of the gospel, without whom there would be no salvation. John the Baptist was always quick to give Jesus the glory and let the whole world know that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.

Dear beloved, the gospel is about God’s love expressed in Jesus Christ, so draw attention to Jesus Christ. Never take the glory or draw attention to yourself in the course of preaching or sharing the good news. Let them know that they need Jesus Christ in order to be regarded as children of God, qualifying them to fellowship with God and to enter into the rest of God in heaven. Hallelujah!

Be an overcomer!


Dear heavenly Father, thank you for proving your love to me. I promise to preach the good news to the lost. Amen!

I am the body of Christ so Satan has no power over me and I overcome evil with good. 1 Corinthians 12:27

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

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Pastor Raphael is based in Lagos.

He is a minister of God in Christ Apostolic Church Promised Land Lagos, and is in partnership with the ministry of the Word (MOW).

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