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This month’s scripture writing theme is about The Gospel
“The Gospel” can be a pretty broad theme in scripture.
So, how are we going to write scriptures that teach the gospel?
Jesus came teaching “the gospel of the kingdom” (Mt. 4:23). The book of Mark begins, “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God…”. Acts 8:25 shows that “the word of the Lord” and “the gospel” are the same thing. Acts 20:24 talks about the “gospel of the grace of God”. Romans 10:15 says, “the gospel of peace”. And Galatians 1:6-9 tells us that we better make sure we are obedient to THE gospel and no “other” gospel someone might teach.
Like I said – it’s a pretty broad theme. But then again, it really isn’t.
Where will we start writing scriptures about The Gospel?
When I was putting together the Jesus Christ: Yesterday, Today, & Forever Scripture Writing I also began pulling verses together about Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Believe me, I had NO trouble finding 31 verses – there are so many contexts that talk about Jesus’ sacrifice and triumph over death.
As wrote all that out, I noted two scriptures in particular.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Paul says “the gospel which I preached to you…that Christ died for our sins…that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day…”.
And Acts 8:30,35 “Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ – “The Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this scripture he preached Jesus to him.”
It struck me that from a passage in Isaiah, Isaiah 53, that prophesied of the death, burial, and resurrection Philip taught the Eunuch “Jesus” in such a way that the man quickly saw his need to baptized (Acts 8:36-39). Which got me to thinking – how could we start in the prophesy and come around to the truth that fulfilled it in a 31-day writing?
This month’s writing sets out to do that. There are many other ways we could approach the information. Many more verses could have been included. But I wanted to keep it simple while also getting a full clear picture.
The Simplicity and Complexity of The Gospel
While The Gospel is as simple as Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. It is more complex because His death, burial, and resurrection are THE hinge upon which all other aspects of scripture swing. God’s plan for creation from the beginning going all the way to our hope of heaven one day is based on the fact that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose triumphant over death on the third day. He LIVES so that we might live with Him in heaven as joint heirs. There are many aspects to that obedient faith and all that goes into it.
The simple truth is – we need Jesus and Jesus met our need as no other could. The deeper truth is – He gave His life, and our lives lived daily are all that we have to offer in return.
Sharing these scriptures with you is to build us all up to a unity of faith in The Gospel.
Are you ready to join me in learning more about The Gospel?
Grab this month’s plan and let us learn the simplicity of the gospel that is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes! (Rom. 1:16)
So, for the next 31 days, spend each day writing scriptures that teach The Gospel.
PS – Please share your scripture writing on social media. You never know who you could encourage by sharing the work you are doing to grow in God’s word!
You can share in the Women Walking in Diligence Group, on Facebook, Instagram – wherever you “hang out”. Use the hashtag #DWScriptureWriting or #ScriptureWritingClub so we can search and find what you have shared.
Wouldn’t it be fun to see God’s word all over the internet this way?
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