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The Question of the Message: What Is the Gospel?

The Gospel is a very simple message. The core of the message can be fit on one side of an ordinary 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper; see the one page tract "The Simple Gospel" at the link below. Salvation involves, essentially, believing a few core facts about Jesus from the heart. The core facts, as Paul stated them, are: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which ye also have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures; And that he was seen of Cephas, and then of the twelve. I Corinthians 15:1-5 One who truly believes that Christ died for our sins and rose again will call out to him and acknowledge him as Lord: But what saith

Quest for Joy

(A Simple Gospel Tract) Six Biblical Truths By John Piper Did you know that God commands us to be happy? "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4) ~~~~~~~~~~ 1)  GOD CREATED US FOR HIS GLORY "Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth,... whom I created for my glory" (Isaiah 43:6-7). Deep and lasting joy comes from being what we were created to be. And we were created to be mirrors of God's glory - to fill the earth with the light of his beauty by reflecting it to others. Therefore... 2)  EVERY HUMAN SHOULD LIVE FOR GOD'S GLORY "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" (I Corinthians 10:31). If God made us for his glory, it is clear that we should live for his glory. Our duty comes from his design. What does it mean to glorify God? It means that we love him (Matthew 22:37), trust him (Romans 4:20), are thankful