This is part of the series What is the Gospel?
We have been looking at the Gospel and the reasons that we have for joy in and through it. I would like to take a closer look at what this Gospel is. We will journey together as we uncover the richness of the Gospel.
The entirety of the Gospel can be “book-ended” with the same thing – God Himself. To understand the Gospel, we must see that salvation and all that it promises is grounded in the person and work of God (Eph 2:8). The Bible opens with “In the beginning God…” and it ends with God’s return in Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul wrote that, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23).
The idea of Glory is a description of God’s utter and unpolluted perfection. The Gospel begins with the impeccable beauty of God and it ends with the impregnable grace of God. When we begin to see who God is, we will have a better understanding of the problem that faces sinful men. The Gospel must begin with God. If it begins anywhere else we risk missing the message God delivered in Jesus. Next week we will examine what does it mean that God is Holy.