The Gospel – News that is very Big.
What is the gospel of Jesus Christ? May you find encouragement from this short clip. Below is how the Vine Church defines our first of three core values: A Gospel Vision. Have we reduced the gospel or allowed it room to grow?
The gospel, or good news, is the announcement of who Jesus Christ is and what He has done on our behalf – both make Him the most important man who ever lived. A gospel vision progressively sees our reality the way that God sees it:
– Jesus Christ is God, not us or anything we make the centerpiece of life
– He has died on the cross as our substitute, identifying and solving our greatest problem: sinful separation from God
– He has been raised to life, providing our new identity and the power to accomplish all that He desires of us
– He reigns now and forever, expanding our hope and directing our plans
This good news explains the world around us, ourselves and God Himself. To have a gospel vision, sees any situation, any emotion, any relationship, any task, any problem or any hope from this perspective. By God’s grace in Christ we will see like He sees.