I Corinthians 15:1-5
“angelion” = message
1. The gospel of the kingdom (Mt. 4:23 9:35, Mark 1:14)
A kingdom consists of a king, a place and a people.
Jesus is our king. He established His rule in our hearts.
We are His chosen people through faith.
2. The gospel of salvation (Rom. 1:16; I Cor. 15:1-5)
The offer is not so much of a king, but of a Savior.
a. the death of Jesus – an absolute necessity for our salvation
b. the burial of Jesus – the symbolic meaning of baptism
c. the resurrection of Jesus – the foundation of our salvation
3. Another gospel (II Cor. 11:3; Gal. 1:6)
The best way for our enemy to turn us away is to attract us to something else that seems like good news.
Traditions and rituals can easily replace the heart of the true gospel. (Gal. 1:8; II John 1:10)
4. The everlasting gospel (Rev. 14:6-7)
This is the final call for sinners to repent and worship.
God is not only Ruler, not only Savior, but He is our Sovereign Judge.