This is the Gospel

Sermon Notes


What is the gospel of Jesus Christ? How do you know if you’re really saved? What does it mean to “live the gospel” on a daily basis? Is it possible for every believer to become effective at sharing their faith and discipling people through the gospel? There are so many questions surrounding the gospel-based teachings of Jesus.

In this series, we will explore how the gospel transforms every part of a person’s life. We’ll see how evangelism and discipleship are both gospel exercises. We’ll discover how the gospel moves through relationships, and we’ll provide simple resources to help believers grow as disciples of Christ.

The Gospel changes everything.

Message 01

January 09, 2022 PM
Paul Gotthardt
(#1 in series)

This is the Gospel: Introduction + Overview


Message 02

January 23, 2022 PM
Paul Gotthardt
(#2 in series)

This Is The Gospel: Critical Components of the Gospel

Acts 8:25-40

Message 03

January 30, 2022 PM
Paul Gotthardt
(#3 in series)

This is the Gospel: The Principles of Gospel Preparation

Mark 4:1-20

__ Soil

Some people do not understand the gospel (vv. 3-4, 15).

The Soil (vv. 3-4): “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and birds came and ate it up.” (NIV)

The Explanation of the Soil (v. 15): “Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.” (NIV)

__ Soil

Some people do not understand the cost of following Christ (vv. 5-6, 16-17).

The Soil (vv. 5-6): “Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.” (NIV)

The Explanation of the Soil (vv. 16-17): “Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.” (NIV)

__ Soil

Some people want the world more than God (vv. 7, 18-19).

The Soil (v. 7): “Others fell among thorn bushes, and the thorn bushes came up and choked them, and they didn’t produce anything.” (NIV)

The Explanation of the Soil (vv. 18-19): “Still others are like the seeds sown among the thorn bushes. These are the people who hear the word, but the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of wealth, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word so that it can’t produce a crop.”

__ Soil

Some people are receptive to the gospel (vv. 8, 20).

The Soil (v. 8): “Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.”

The Explanation of the Soil (v. 20): “Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.”

Message 04

February 13, 2022 PM
Paul Gotthardt
(#4 in series)

This Is The Gospel: Principles of Sowing and Reaping

John 4:35-38; Mark 4:26-29

There are at least five truths we can learn from John 4:35-38:

1) Without the __ of God, we are complacent and underestimate the spiritual __ of those around us. (v. 35)

2) Jesus wants us to be __ of the condition of the fields around us. (v. 35)

3) The fields refer to __, and the context is __ life. (v. 36)

4) __ and __ work together in the harvest of God. (vv. 36-37)

5) The ultimate purpose is not __ but __. (v. 38)

There are four primary truths that we can learn from Mark 4:26-29:

1) We’re called to __ seeds around us.

2) Scattering seeds is the __ lifestyle of this individual.

3) There are stages of __ in the maturation process of the seed.

4) The man demonstrates keen __ and persistent __ of the harvest.

Message 05

February 20, 2022 AM
Paul Gotthardt
(#5 in series)

This is the Gospel: Resource Overview


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