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
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.
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)
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.
ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS
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.
The Treasure Hidden in the Field, J. Uljas, pages 49-54
LLC Website: The Law and the Gospel, D. Rintamaki, Summer Services, Ministers and Board Meeting, 1994; Gospel of Christ – Power of God, J. Stewart, Winter Services Youth Presentation, 1994.
The Gospel Provides Power to Battle Sin, Phoenix Winter Services, April 1994, pages 6-8;