The Gospel Is…

By Bob Schindler, Director of Church Sports Outreach (CSO)

Here are a couple of thoughts about the Gospel that I have found very helpful:gospel

“The gospel is not a set of instructions.  It is an announcement.”  Tim Keller

The gospel is not just a set of propositional truths.  It is first and foremost a story, THE STORY.”

“The overall drama of Scripture forms a single plot whose main twists and turns nonetheless converge remarkably on a main theme.”  N.T. Wright

“We usually read the Bible as a series of disconnected stories each with a moral for how we should live our lives.  It is not.  Rather, it comprises a single story…”  Tim Keller

We will never begin to understand our lives and ministries or what this so-called gospel is that Christianity speaks of until we understand the story in which we have found ourselves.”  John Eldredge

[The Gospel] is a world of magic and mystery, of deep darkness and flickering starlight…This is the fairy tale of the Gospel with of course one crucial different from all other fairy tales, which is that the claim made for it is that is it true, that it not only happened once upon a time but has kept happening ever since and is happening still.”  Frederick Buechner

How about you?  What have been some good thoughts you have for the Gospel?

 

 

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