The Gospel is for All!

TEXT: Acts 2:38-39; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16

INTRODUCTION:

A. 3 PASSAGES - ONE THEME - "THE GOSPEL IS FOR ALL!"

B. WHAT GIVES THE GOSPEL ITS UNIVERSAL APPEAL?

C. THE GOSPEL IS APPEALING BECAUSE:

I. IT SATISFIES.

A. MAN'S NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD( John 1:18; 14:6-10 ).

B. MAN'S SPIRITUAL APPETITE.

1. Where he comes from( Acts 17:28-29 ).

2. Why he is here( Ecc. 12:13-14 ).

3. Where he is going( John 5:28-29 ).

C. MAN'S NEED OF A SAVIOR( James 1:21 ).

1. Man does need a Savior( Rom. 3:23; 6:23 ).

2. The gospel reveals Jesus as our Savior( Acts 5:30-31; Acts 4:12 ).

3. It reveals how he became our Savior( Matt. 20:28; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 2:24 ).

D. MAN'S NEED TO KNOW WHAT HE MUST DO( 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Pet. 1:3 ).

II. IT IS ENDURING( Luke 21:33 ).

A. IT WILL ENDURE LONG ENOUGH TO JUDGE MAN( John 12:48 ).

B. THOSE WHO OBEY WILL ENDURE, ALSO( 1 John 2:15-17 ).

III. IT IS REWARDING.

A. GOD CALLS US BY THE GOSPEL ( 2 Thess. 2:14 ).

B. WE ARE CALLED BY THE GOSPEL UNTO:

1. Freedom ( Gal. 5:13; Rom. 6:17-18 ).

2. Peace ( Col. 3:15 ) "quiet conviction( Phil. 4:6-7 ).

3. Eternal Life ( 1 Tim. 6:12 ).

4. The kingdom ( 1 Thess. 2:12 ).

5. A share in the glory of God ( 1 Pet. 5:10 ).

C. WE ARE THE CALLED OUT ( 1 Pet. 2:9-10 ).

CONCLUSION: IT IS SIMPLE.

A. GOD LOVES YOU ( John 3:16; Rom. 5:8 ).

B. MAN MUST RETURN THAT LOVE ( Luke 10:27 ).

C. HOW IS OUR LOVE FOR MAN MANIFESTED? ( 1 John 3:18 ).

D. HOW IS OUR LOVE FOR GOD MANIFESTED? ( John 14:15 ).