When Will We Move Beyond the Basics? The Dumbing Down of the Church

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/when-will-we-move-beyond-the-basics-the-dumbing-down-of-the-church-2/

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The Need For Case Making: Giving Reasons and Justification for Your Beliefs

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/16/the-need-for-case-making-giving-reasons-and-justification-for-your-beliefs/

Tips is Discussing God’s Existence with People

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/tips-is-discussing-gods-existence-with-people/

The Difference Between Knowing and Showing God Exists

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/13/the-difference-between-knowing-and-showing-god-exists/

The Cultural World of Paul and What We Should Know About Paul

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/resources-on-paul-the-cultural-world-of-paul-and-what-we-should-know-about-paul-3/

When Science Masquerades as Philosophy

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/when-science-masquerades-as-philosophy/

A Closer Look at the “Good News”

Introduction

The current disarray in our culture has lead to confusion, anxiety, misunderstanding, and division. What is the cure to this issue? Preach the Good News!  It is a message of reconciliation. Over the years I have spoken to many people about the claims of the Christian faith, I have continually asked myself if I am getting the Gospel right when I share it with others. There have been a slew of books questioning “What is the Gospel?” After looking at the Bible (where else might we get our understanding of this topic from?), I have concluded the Gospel is presented in a variety of contexts. Let’s take a look:

The Gospel Before Jesus

In the Tanakh (the Old Testament), Good news is proclaimed widely ( 1 Sam 31:9 ; Psalm 96:2-3 ; Isa 40:9 ; 52:7 ), spread rapidly ( 2 Sam 18:19-31 ; 2 Kings 7:9 ; Psalm 68:11 ), and declared and received joyfully ( 2 Sam 1:20 ; Psalm 96:11-12 ; Isa 52:7-9 ; Jer 20:15 ). Anytime the message of the gospel is for the Jewish people and based on God’s deliverance, the news is in every case but one ( Jer 20:15 ) related to God the Savior. (1)

The Gospel and Jesus: Pre-Resurrection

#1 Jesus and Isaiah

Continue: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/a-closer-look-at-the-good-news/