>Adrian Rogers – The Gospel Truth

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The Gospel Truth

1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 10
(Program 1811, Airing on 3.22.09 & 3.29.09)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. The word gospel means “good news”.
    2. It is bad news that makes the good news good.
    3. What is the bad news? Our sins. (1 Corinthians 15:3)
    4. We have tried to explain away sin, calling it a mistake, an error, a misjudgment, or weakness.
      1. Behaviorism says that man is just the sum total of his chemistry and environment.
      2. Evolutionism says that man is an accident, and there is no fixed standard of right or wrong; everything is changing or evolving.
      3. Humanism says that sin is the invention of the church to keep everyone in line.
    5. The Bible has much to say about our sin problem.
      1. Romans 6:23
      2. Ezekiel 18:20
      3. Romans 5:12
      4. James 2:10
      5. Matthew 5:19
    6. We are not sinners because we sin; we sin because we’re sinners.
    7. We must deal with the bad news (the problem of sin) so that the gospel can be good news for us.
  2. THE SOURCE OF THE GOSPEL (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
    1. The source of the gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    2. How does the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus deal with the problem of our sin?
      1. Pays the penalty of sin. (Isaiah 53:6)
      2. Purges us from the pollution of sin.
      3. Prevails over the power of sin.
        1. Acts 2:23-24
        2. Romans 1:4
  3. THE FORCE OF THE GOSPEL (1 Corinthians 15:1-2)
    1. The saving force (1 Corinthians 15:2)
      1. There’s no other way to be saved apart from the gospel.
      2. Romans 1:16
    2. The sanctifying force (1 Corinthians 15:2)
      1. God continues to work in us, making us more like the Lord Jesus.
      2. Philippians 1:6
    3. The stabilizing force (1 Corinthians 15:1)
      1. We are saved by grace and kept by grace.
      2. Romans 14:4
      3. 1 Corinthians 15:10
  4. THE COURSE OF THE GOSPEL (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 10)
    1. It extends to every person. (Romans 10:13)
    2. It flows to every place.
    3. It covers every problem
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