Declaring The Gospel

Acts 13:26-32

The name 'church' on a sign post or over the door of a building does not guarantee that the Gospel of Christ is being declared from that particular pulpit or the classrooms. The name 'Baptist' does not guarantee the declaration of the Gospel. Even the name 'Independent Fundamental Baptist' bears no guarantee. Most of the churches in existence today claim to be declaring the Gospel, yet the truth is that many churches are far away from the Gospel.

Paul gives the three elements of the Gospel in this passage.

Then he says, "And we declare unto you glad tidings..." Vs. 32. This is the same statement made by the heavenly angel in (Luke 2:10) "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people."

The greatest news your ears will ever hear is the "Good News" that Christ came to save sinners, of whom you are chief. Too many churches have gotten away from the Gospel.

Religious work, religious efforts, religious, and religious programs have taken the forefront in today's churches. We seem to have forgotten that Jesus said, "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me." Today we celebrate 37 years as a local church in this community. God has blessed us over the years. There have been many ups and downs, but there is no question that God has blessed. The reason for His continued blessings upon this church is that Grace Baptist Temple began and continues to be place where the Gospel is declared. I want to focus upon the words found in Vs. 32, "And we declare unto you the good tidings."

I. We Declare It - Not Debate It!

II. We Declare It - Not Define It!

III. We Declare It - Not Dilute It!

God has blessed this church through the years because of the message of the Gospel. The only hope for eternal life is in Jesus Christ. He shed His blood on Calvary, was buried, and rose again the third day. He is alive! We have a living Savior! Do you know Him today? Would you allow us to tell you more about Him? If you do not know Christ as your personal Savior, will you come and receive Him this morning?

Christians, are we declaring the Gospel message to others? Are you involved in taking the Gospel around the world? Why not come and join with us as we seek to serve the Savior?

Whatever your need, would you come? As the invitation is given, will you respond?