christ salvation

The Gospel of Christ: The Problem

P. Amos

This chronicle deals with man?s
need for God?s gospel. To desire the good news one must
understand the bad news. The sudden appearance of a fire truck
is not good news unless there is first the bad news of a fire.

The opening verses of Romans
1 give an overview of the gospel?s nature.

1:1 ?ORIGIN – God
1:2 ?AUTHENTICITY – prophetic
1:3 ?SUBJECT – God’s Son, Jesus
1:5 ?OBJECTIVE – obedience of
1:5 ?SCOPE – among all nations
1:5 ?PURPOSE – for His Name
1:7 ?CAUSE – grace
1:7 ?EFFECT – peace
1:16 ?FORCE – power of God
1:16 ?PROMISE – salvation
1:16 ?CONDITION – belief (trust)
in the Lord Jesus
1:17 ?CHARACTER – righteousness
(justice) of God

church salvation

Evangelists and Evangelism

Montague Goodman

Thousands of men are honorably engaged mainly in their leisure hours in
teaching and preaching Christ. Yet it is probably true to say that the number of
evangelists is lamentably few, and as a direct consequence our churches and fellowships
languish. If we are to covet earnestly the best gifts, then surely there is a call in
these days for young men to covet, with a holy ambition, that rare yet greatly desirable
gift of the evangelist. What, then, are the outstanding, and in some part, unique marks
and indications of the gift of an evangelist?