In today’s message we take a close look at the first preaching of the Gospel. This message was Holy Spirit inspired and should be a model for us today.
Open your bible to Acts chapter 2 and examine carefully these 10 key characteristics of the true Gospel.
1.) The Gospel is “Holy Spirit empowered”. V:4ff
2.) Gospel is founded upon OT scripture! V:16ff, 25ff, 34f
3.) The Gospel is all about Jesus! V:30-35
4.) Christ’s death, burial & resurrection is central! V:23-24
5.) The Gospel is logical rather than emotional! V:36
6.) The Gospel brings conviction of sin! V:36-37
7.) The Gospel requires something of the listener! V:38
8.) Forgiveness of sin is the real issue! V:38b
9.) The Gospel is both universal & Eternal! V:39
10.) includes an exhortation to separate from the world. V:40
“…and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” (2 Corinthians 5:15 ESV)
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV)