Confirmation Day 3: Jesus, the Son of God (L4)
Lesson 4: The Gospel, the Message of Victory
Objective: 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.
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.
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.