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Confirmation Day 3:
Jesus, the Son of God

Day 3, Lesson 4: The Gospel, the Message of Victory


The core of the gospel is the forgiveness of sins; The gospel is the power of God to the person who believes it

Learning Outcome

Explain what the core gospel is and why it is important to me, a believer.

Confirmation Exercise Questions
  • #16. What is the Gospel? The Gospel is the joyous message of Jesus Christ.

  • #17. What is the core message of the gospel? The proclamation of the forgiveness of sins.

  • #18. To whom is the Gospel preached? To the penitent and remorseful.

Reference Material

Booklet Song:

And therefore Jesus gave command: / “Go forth and preach in ev’ry land / To contrite hearts, forgive their sin; / O’er Satan’s strength my work will win.” (SHZ 409 v.2)

Booklet Text:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16)

Additional Reference Material


Isa. 55:1; Jer. 31:31-34; Matt. 4:23; Mark 1:14-15, 16:15; John 8:11; Rom. 1:16:15, 10:4, 13-17; Gal. 2:16; 1 Thess. 1:5; Tit. 2:11-14; Heb. 4:15-16.


  • Lesson 3.6


  • The Gospel promises man the forgiveness of sins and salvation in Christ without the works of the Law. In the gospel a new man is born.

  • Those who have come into faith through the Gospel cannot be touched by the condemnation of the Law.

  • When the Holy Spirit sanctifies man, the grace of God teaches him to forsake sin and live in obedience to God's will.


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