The Gospel Difference

Sermon Summary: April 10, 2020

 Good Friday: The Gospel Difference 

 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (NIV)  

  • 99% of people who say they have rejected the gospel have not rejected the gospel at all, they have only rejected religion.
    • Religion is about what you DO but the gospel is about what Jesus has DONE.
  • Jesus dying to love us may not have meaning to someone who is unfamiliar with the gospel.
    • Jesus’ death is only meaningful if he is dying to save us from grave danger.
  • In order to make the gospel more real.  In order to make it a journey from the head to the heart, it may help to accompany this truth with a story or two.
    • Story of pilot dying to save beach full of people.
    • Story of Vietnam girl dying to save a soldier she loved.
  • Col 1:19-22 points out key truths that make the gospel more amazing than any human story of sacrifice we can think of.
    • We were enemies of God.
    • God knew we would betray him.
    • God himself paid the price for those far less worthy.