The Gospel Exegesis

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Introduction Defining the Gospel is a challenging task when considering every aspect involved. On the surface, it appears that the Gospel is the story of Jesus: His birth, death, and resurrection. When looking deeper at the story of the Gospel, though, it is so much more. The story of the Gospel is not solely contained within the books Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Rather, the Gospel is everything from Genesis to Revelation, because ultimately, everything points to Christ. God has been telling the story of the Gospel from the very start. When looking at what the Gospel is, one must really look at the Bible in its entirety. The Gospel is a complex, beautiful, and wonderful story surrounded by God’s captivating grace and love. It is the life-changing story that has been in …show more content…
It is the message that gives hope to mankind. It takes the broken, hopeless, sinner, and allows him or her to approach the Holy God. As defined by pastors Chandler, Patterson, and Geiger, “In its simplest form, the Gospel is God’s reconciling work in Christ-that through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, God is making all things new both personally for those who repent and believe and cosmically as He redeems culture and creation from its subjection to futility” (Chandler, 7). The essence of the Gospel is the story of how God has redeemed His people. In class, it has been discussed how God has always been in the process of providing for and redeeming His people. In Genesis 3:21, God makes the first sacrifice in order to provide a covering for Adam and Eve. From there, God sets in place the sacrificial system, a picture of the ultimate redemption that was soon to come in the form of His Son Jesus, who is the perfect sacrifice. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, sinners have been redeemed from the pits of hell. This ties in with what Dr. Jones teaches in class. The diagram of sacrificial atonement and the definition

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