Gospel (The Gospel)

Complete Through the Gospel

You have been made complete through the gospel, the good news that God showed His love, mercy and grace toward you.  Because of this, you extend love, mercy and grace to others, no strings attached: Because you know God loves us, you can love others (1 Corinthians 13:7 – love tries to assume the best…

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How a Believer Drifts from the Gospel

At times during God’s sanctifying process, a believer can drift from the good news of the gospel.  This graphic illustrates what causes the drift (law keeping and idols of the heart), and how the gospel calls us home.  This concept is laid out in the highly recommended IBCD training course.  Graphic by thekiln.org.  

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What is the Gospel?

The most succinct definition of the gospel is found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.  For…

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How the Gospel Brings Peace

Resting in the Gospel is resting in the good news of what God has done for you. Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).  When you come to Jesus – when you submit yourself to Him as Lord – you find rest…

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God’s Forgiveness in Jesus Christ

In the moment of anger, consider the great mercy God extended to you.  Isaiah wrote that God pardons abundantly (Isaiah 55:7). Considering what God did for you in Christ in the moment of anger will help your response to others.  Because God has been merciful to you, you can be a merciful person.  Even if you’ve…

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