Rob Norman: What Is The Gospel | Enlistment To The Kingdom
The Gospel is far more than an insurance policy in the event of death or even sickness. The Gospel Jesus and Paul preached was a Gospel that called people to enlist in Kingdom service.
Andy Steere: What Is The Gospel | God & His Mission
In all forms of Christian mission…we are confronting the powers of evil and kingdom of Satan—with all their dismal effects on human life and the wider creation. If we are to proclaim and demonstrate the reality of the reign of God in Christ—that is, if we are to proclaim that Jesus is king, in a world that still likes to chant ‘we have no king but Caesar’ and his many successors, including mammon—then we will be in direct conflict with the reign of the evil one, in all its legion manifestations. The deadly reality of this battle against the powers of evil is the unanimous testimony of those who struggle for justice, for the needs of the poor and oppressed, the sick and ignorant and who struggle evangelistically to bring people to faith in Christ and plant churches. In all such work we confront the reality of sin and Satan. In all such work we are challenging the darkness of the world with the light and good news of Jesus Christ and the reign of God through him.
-Christopher Wright, The Mission of God
Rob Norman: What Is The Gospel | Introduction
Critics of Christianity and some theologians think that Jesus and Paul preached different gospels. This is where a seemingly simple question “What is the Gospel?” becomes a little more complex, thus requiring us to dig deeper. On the surface it appears that Jesus and Paul had slightly different emphases. Again, this is where we all have a responsibility to study Scripture and understand the big picture, not just our favourite doctrines, themes and verses.
Rob Norman: Intro To Modern & Contemporary Gnosticism
Modern day Gnostics tend to over spiritualize everything. Often they ignore the historical teachings of Scripture and wise counsel from mature Christians, instead claiming that God has “told” them to leave their church, divorce their spouse, break a family relationship, etc.
Rob Norman: The Resurrection
There are at least 12 different appearances of Christ in the resurrection accounts, beginning with Mary and ending with Paul. They were physical, tangible experiences with Christ eating, speaking and allowing himself to be touched by them. On one occasion he appeared to over 500 people.