- The Big Story. What is God’s story – the story the Bible tells from beginning to end?
However, this page is for Christians who want to share the gospel and therefore want to be clearer about it.
While it might seem that surely we should be very clear about this question, it actually requires a lot of thought. How faithful to the scriptural message is each presentation of the gospel? The gospel can be boiled down to its absolute essentials but then it loses much of its breadth. It can be applied to the individual but then lose its cosmic significance. On the other hand, we may need to distill the essentials so as to present it succinctly.
Consider the material here in discerning what the gospel really is.
D.A. Carson – How Would You Explain The Gospel In Five Minutes?
D.A. Carson – How Should We Understand The Gospel?
Recommended: D.A. Carson’s video presentations of his book The God Who is There provide Christians with insights into the meaning of the gospel in the context of the whole Bible story.
Michael Green – The Apostolic Gospel
Dallas Willard (Interviewed by John Ortberg) – What the Church Needs To Get Right
Pastor Shane Idleman – The Gospel In Five Minutes
Ed Stetzer – Proclaim The Gospel
Dave Mann – Shining Lights
What is The Gospel? – a 2-page handout
David Platt – Why people Don’t Make Disciples
Pastor Brian Zahnd – an alternative view of the gospel
Pastor Zahnd contrasts what he calls the “judicial” and the “restorative” understandings of the gospel suggesting that the restorative view is much more biblical.
God Has A Wonderful Plan For Your Life – Ray Comfort points to the many non-Christians within churches and questions the gospel that is being preached.
What is The Content Of The Gospel We Are To Proclaim To Non-Christians? – Julian Batchelor
Jesus’ Gospel versus Paul’s Gospel
Did Jesus Preach The Gospel – John Piper, Tim Keller, Don Carson
Why It is Dangerous To Misrepresent The Gospel – Mez McConnell, who works in one of Scotland’s most deprived housing schemes, lists five reasons we must understand that the gospel is.