The Lord Jesus preached the gospel of the kingdom; the
kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven. The gospel of evangelism or the
gospel of Christ, is the good news that by accepting Jesus Christ as
one's personal Savior, a person is born again and is then a citizen of the
Kingdom of heaven.
Romans 1:15-17 So, as much as in me is, I
am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16 For I am
not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is
written, The just shall live by faith.
Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye
heard the word of truth, the gospel of your
salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed
with that Holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our
inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the
praise of his glory.
Acts 8:5-6 Then
Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto
6. And the people
with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing
and seeing the miracles which he did.
Vs.12 But when
they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of
God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:35-37 Then
Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached
unto him Jesus.
36. And as they
went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said,
See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37. And Philip
said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he
answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
From the example of
Philip we can see several things.
1. He preached
Jesus - (the Gospel is the good news of Jesus
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how
shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they
hear without a preacher?
15. And how shall
they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the
feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of
2. They heard
Romans 10:17 So
then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
People preach in far
away places so that people can hear the Gospel and have faith in Jesus
Christ ( entrust ones salvation to Jesus Christ and the work of his cross
and not self effort.)
3. They believed
Romans 10:8-10 But
what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart:
that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9. That if thou
shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine
heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10. For with the
heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.
the Eunuch confessed out loud to Philip
Acts 8:36-37 And
as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch
said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37. And Philip
said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered
and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
4. Then they
Acts 8:38 And he
commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the
water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
Please read Acts
preaches to the crowd about Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:37. Now when
they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and
to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Pierced to the heart
- their conscience The Holy Spirit convicted them
Acts 2:38, 41 Then
Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Vs. 41. Then they
that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were
added unto them about three thousand souls.
They repented of
their sin of rejecting Christ - (they turned from)
Repentance in this case was a sorrow for their sin, that led to repentance
They received his
word ( the Gospel ) - (they turned to Christ)
From these verses we find that The message of Jesus Christ was preached
to the lost. This message was about the death, burial and resurrection the
the Lord Jesus Christ. That if a person would believe in their heart and
confess Jesus with their mouth they would be saved.
Once a person accepted Jesus as their personal Savior they were then
baptized as the Lord instructed in Mark 16:15-16. This is the biblical
pattern of the lost being saved; found in the book of Acts.
The Gospel of Christ is
1Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of
corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth
and abideth for ever.
The power of God
So, as much as in me is,
I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the
power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew
first, and also to the Greek.
The Gospel has brought life and immortality to light
Who hath saved us, and called
us with an
holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own
purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world
But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to
light through the gospel: