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October 27, 2020 8:00 am

The Gospel Truth

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October 27, 2020 8:00 am

The Gospel Truth only becomes good news when we recognize the bad news, which is our own sin. In this message, Adrian Rogers shares the source, the force, and the course of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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What is the good news of the gospel listen to Adrian Rogers about what makes good news, good news.

The thing that makes good news, good news is the possibility good news is not good news, unless the bad news that makes good news, good news got okay.

For example, the bad news is the black velvet upon which the diamine of God's grace. The good news of the gospel so brilliantly into the refined featuring the powerful truth of the gospel presented practically and simply by Adrian Rogers of the human condition is marked by a single inherent problem that is seen often times we try to explain away excuse sin redefine what until we learn to deal with it will never know forgiveness the gospel truth only becomes good news.

When we recognize the bad news which is our own sin. If you have your Bible turnout of first Corinthians chapter 15 as Adrian Rogers reveals three things to know about the gospel truth news, good news it years ago when my time test and what you do with this friend you tell if it's good you need to tell what makes good news, good news. The thing that makes good news, good news is the possibility of bad news is not good news, unless the bad news and makes good news, good news. What is bad news look in verse three bride W. First of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for next two words of the bad news. Our sin, our city's public enemy number one is sin. Sin is a clenched fist in the face of God. Sin is hellish, damnable Bible says the wages of sin is death the soul the Senate shall surely die, and the apostle Paul said in Romans chapter 5 in verse 12 wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin. So death passed upon all men, for that all have same. There is something in human nature that is called sin.

And until you deal with the problem until you admit there is bad news the gospel will never be good news to you is the bad news that makes good news.

Good. Now, having said that, let's look at the good news that three things I want to see about the gospel today to veil our wonderful what I want you to see today as we look in these first three verses first Corinthians 15 verses one through three. I want you to see the source of the gospel where it comes from. Then I want you to see the force of the gospel.

I want you to see his mighty power that I want you to see the course of the gospel want you to see where it goes and what it does now.

What is the source of the gospel will the source of the gospel is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ look in verse three, for I delivered you. First of all, that I doesn't mean that's the first thing I said it may have been the first thing he said but that is what it means here means of first important. This is number one this is the highest priority.

This is the main thing I have delivered to you.

First of all time importance is nothing more important, what I have to say today. I have delivered him you first of all how that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was married and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures that is the source of the gospel, but death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Now what is the bad news again. Our sins, he died for our sins. Well, sin brings with it penalty.

Sin brings with it pollution and sin brings with it power doesn't give you power it has power over you. Now how does the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus deal with our problems will first of all, the death, burial and resurrection deals with the penalty of our sin. You see when Jesus Christ died on the cross that was full payment by sin. The Bible says he died for our sins, that is on behalf of our sins, he died to pay our Cendant as he died he said it is finished that is paid in full. You see a holy God is a righteous God demands that sin must be paid for God cannot merely overlook sin. God cannot merely forgive sin without payment being made to say why not if God were to do that he would no longer be holding it would no longer be just he would no longer be righteous if he just simply said well I forgive you. If God willingly, knowingly, deliberately overlook sin, then God would become a center God would topple from his throne of Lois Sam must be paid for, but Christ died for our sin. And that deals with the penalty of sin, because the cross of Jesus Christ, according verse three was full payment for our sin. Not only do we have the problem of the penalty of sin, and when he paid our sin debt. He removed the penalty, but there's also the pollution of our sin look in verse four. Now, and he was very he was very not only did he die but he was very not only is it a full payment, there is the free part what you mean. He was buried pastor. Well, they put them in that brain space even three days and three nights. He was immigrating.

Why is the burial of Jesus Christ. A part of the gospel. What did it mean when Jesus Christ was buried, that he had become sin and he died for us and that sin is out of sight. He is very, when you get saved. Not only does he forgive you. So far as judicial forgiveness, but he cleanses you on the inside and though your sins be as scarlet, they should be white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. What I'm trying to say is this friend, your sins are pardoned, and then they are buried in the grave of God, forgetfulness, you never have to be haunted by the ghost of Bill. You see the old person you used to be is Danton gone and Harry.

That's what baptism is all that we are buried with him by baptism if it's gone living. He loved me he saved me marrying heat carried my sins far away.

That's what it's all about. He deals not only with the penalty of sin batches he deals with the pollution of sin is burial. He takes that sin and puts it in the grave of his forgetful but then look again at this passage of Scripture in verse four the Bible says and he rose again the third day that what we say. The three problems were the penalty of sin, pollution, sin, and the power sin, he rose again the third day triumphant over sin. He has broken the back of Satan.

He is polished the power of sale. It was sin that crucified Jesus, it was saying that mailing to the crawl, but now he is raised. Now look at it very carefully. Verse four the Bible says and that he rose again literally the Greek construction is this he was raised again.

He was raised again, who raised him well job.

The father raised him from the dead listen.

Acts chapter 2 verses 23 and 24 him. Jesus being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain, whom God hath raised, having loosed the pains of death because it was not possible that he should be holding up it. You see, the resurrection of Jesus Christ was God's stamp of approval upon his life missing. Listen only ignorance because of the fact that Jesus Christ was here as an individual as a human person on earth. I mean everybody knows that he was here in all history. He split the sentries radiantly say we only was he never safe haven exist.

You know existed that your only question is who was the man that existed you only have three choices. Only three.

Either he was a liar who said he was God and knew that he wasn't, or else he was a lunatic who thought he was God and was a party was the Lord night was a five but now, which was a Lord, liar, lunatic was the deceiver deceived our deity. We know which one he was. The Bible says in Romans 14 he is shown to be the son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead by me.

Beyond the shadow of any doubt that he walked out of that grave and that he is shown alive are many infallible proofs is no proof that Jesus Christ came out of the grave and the Julius Caesar live. Now I'm trying to say is that that means that Satan's back is broken by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that is God's final stamp of approval upon Jesus is declared to be the son of God with power he is raised from the dead he is. He is risen back friend is the gospel truth.

That's what the gospel is all about to see the bad news is our sin, penalty of our sins. The pollution of our Sam's Club power of our sin, but the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Flynn is God's answer. The good news concerning the bad news. Now that's the source of the gospel. I want you to notice now the force of the gospel.

I want you to see what the gospel's will. Number one, there is the saving force. Look, if you will, in verse two he speaks of the gospel and he says in verse two, by which also he are saying they say. Apart from the gospel. That's the reason that the apostle Paul said in Romans one, verse 16.

I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ is the power of God for salvation. God has no other way for you to be saved, apart from the gospel. Listen to the whole verse from not ashamed of the gospel of Christ is the power of God and the salvation to everyone that believe it to the Jew first and also to the Greek, to the Jew first to God's chosen heat is the power of God to everyone that believes to be saved from the penalty of sin to be saved from the pollution of sin to be set from the power sin, there is the saving false of the gospel.

No other way to be saved. Now notice what he says here, by which you're saying if you keep in memory what I preach. W was me to keep in memory that literally means to hold fast hold fast what I preach to you don't change it.

Don't amend, don't embellish.

I mean, it is new is not true.

There is only one gospel.

No other gospel.

It is gloriously simple.

It is simply glorious. There's the saving force bears the sanctifying force notice again in verse two, by which ER say say is in the present tense and it literally means by which you are being say we sent away to mandate rim have I been saved or am I being saver will I be saying yes yes see the gospel to the salvation is in the present tense. I have been saved from the penalty of sin. I am being saved from the power of sin.

One day I will be saved from the very presence of sin. So the gospel continues to work.

You see, God is not finished with me yet to fit well if you also say want to look and act a little more say what is not finished with me. Philippians 16 is he who has begun a good work and you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Cancel salvation is a crisis when you come to God and is a God I'm a son. Forgive my sin come to my heart and save Manny does, but it's a crisis that's followed by process. He continues to work in you and day by day he's making you more like the Lord Jesus Christ.

Now, therefore, what is the force of the gospel.

There is the saving force and the sanctifying force and that's what we don't use very much but sanctifying means that he is making you more and more day by day, more and more like the Lord Jesus Christ is what is doing for me. I am stopped growing on light years from what I could be, but all if you only knew what it used to be. I am growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And not only is there the saving force in the sanctifying force. I love this. There's the stabilizing force of the gospel. Look, if you will, in verse one. Moreover, brethren, I declare and view the gospel which I preach W which he also have received and where and the stand will I love you know is good news that we can be saved is better news that we can be saved and no it is glorious news that we can be say that we can know that were saved and know that once were saying we can never lose wherein he stand to see when you get saved you don't keep him.

He keeps you.

Let me let me give you verse let us put your marker there first print is 15 and just turn left to Romans chapter 14. Your blessing is worth it. I want you to turn to just rent were talking about standing looking Romans chapter 14 and verse four. Those of you want to go around criticizing and judging other people. Paul asked this question, who art thou, the judge just another manservant to his own master he stand at the fallen.

Now watch this. Yea, he shall be Holden, for God is able to make him stand here like in some for stumbling Christian and you say you're unworthy, God says, would you, but out of it. He's my servant, not your servant God simultaneous something about my servant, I am able to make him stand and he will be held. He will be the same. I say some of them will I am able and what unable to know I will and you stand in the gospel of Jesus Christ and once God saves you, my dear friend, by his grace he keeps you by his grace. The idea that salvation is probation that he gives you a fresh start and sees if you can make it. I've told you before, I wouldn't trust the best 15 minutes. I relived to get me to heaven friend you are saved by the grace of God, your by the grace of God again is this that we stand in the gospel friend. I want to tell you I stand assured and I stand amazed amazing Grace, how sweet the sound. Look, if you're willing go back to first rent is 15 a look in verse 10 he says, but by the grace of God I am what I am, were saved by grace, and were kept by grace now timely and quickly where's the source of the gospel. It is good burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ not on the merit of man with the mercy of God, not the goodness of man, but the grace of God.

I've talked to you about the force of the gospel is the saving for.

There's the sanctifying force, there's the stabilizing for public gospel of Jesus Christ. It's wonderful. Now let me talk to you dear friend about what this gospel does in our world the course of the gospel.

Here's the reason I enjoy being a gospel preacher the gospel of Jesus Christ extends to every person I can look to anybody any place anywhere on the face of God's green and tell them no matter what you have done no matter what you've been. If you trust Jesus you save for who sole shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved is a murderer's a rapist. Yes, and a daughter.

Yes I see. Yes a blasphemer. Yes, the apostle Paul said in verse 10, but by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace was bestowed upon me was not in vain.

Paul called himself the cheapest of sins.

But he said God's grace reached even me. It extends to every person. It extends therefore everyplace if it's every person has to be every person in everyplace because everybody got me some glaze.

I mean it it's it's got to be a severe anybody can be saved to show me anytime, anywhere where anybody ever called on Jesus Christ to save them in repentance and faith. And he didn't save them. Then I'll close my Bible and never preach again. Every person everyplace I watch and it extends to every problem, every problem is a pastor you don't know my problems will I can reduce them all. Very simply, you know what your problems on every problem that you have is a subcategory of three things sins are in bed. That's it.

And the gospel is the only answer to sin.

The gospel is the only answer to sorrow and the gospel is the only answer to death is no other book does know the plan is no. The teacher is no other method is no other way. Apart from the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to be with sin and sorrow the course of the gospel. It extends to every person because of the gospel.

If close to everyplace the course of the gospel. It covers every problem was, you know, the greatest problem is we going to do with the gospel is the Christ was raised from the dead is, you have a loved one in heaven whole for him if he is there. If she is there because of the gospel of Jesus Christ that's conquered sin and death calendar grand Haven problem that you his answer to the gospel of Jesus will have you acknowledge the bad news of sin so that you could know the good news of the gospel. Maybe you have never trusted Jesus and you'd like to do that right now I'd like to lead you in a prayer. Pray something like this from your heart in your own words of God in heaven.

I know that I'm a sinner and that your holy and my sin separates me from you but you sent Jesus on a rescue mission. He lived a sinless life and went to the cross to pay my sin debt, and then he rose again to new life and right now I received the forgiveness that your offering me come into my life changed me from the inside out. Take me from death to life.

I pray in Jesus name, amen.

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