Royal Oak Sabbath Sermon

Sabbath 25 February, 2023

What’s the Gospel?
Presented by: Pr. Vitalii Shevchenko

Jews demand signs and Greeks search for wisdom, but we preach ‘the Gospel’, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.
1 Corinthians 1:22-23

The word gospel is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word which meant “the story concerning God.” In the New Testament the Greek word euaggelion, means “good news.” 

File this under the hashtag #confessyourunpopulartheologicalopinion, but I think we sometimes overuse the word “gospel.” Think of all the hyphenated adjectives we have invented with the word “gospel” on the front end (gospel-centered, gospel-driven, gospel-saturated, etc.). Think of how many organizations and local church ministry initiatives have been framed by the word “gospel.” Think of how often we use the word in sermons, Sabbath School lessons and small group meetings, often without taking care to define precisely what we mean by the term.

There never has been and never will be a better time to uncover the real truth about this word ‘gospel’. Join us this Sabbath for a special time of studying of God’s word!

Pr. Vitalii Shevchenko

livestreamed from Royal Oak SDA Church at 11:00 a.m. NZDT