March 7, 2021

The Gospel is Christ

Bible Text: Romans 8:31-39 |

We are wrapping up our series in Romans 1-8. As we surveyed through this beautiful section of Scripture, I hope that you have all gained a sense of, “The Power of the Gospel” in your own life. These final verses bring everything to a climactic close! When the Apostle writes, “What shall we say to these things?” in the opening line, he means all that we’ve read and studied in all eight chapters. And the resulting answer is actually a series of rhetorical questions that exalt the Christ for his saving love toward us. The closing words assure us that nothing, “will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The gospel is Christ himself. He embodies the good news that we have been given.

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The Power of the Gospel (Romans 1-8)
The Gospel is Christ
Todd Dugard
Romans 8:31-39

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Our religion is not Christianity so much as Christ. Our gospel is the knowledge, not of a system, but the saving knowledge of a personal Saviour.
James H. Aughey

It’s undeniable; the gospel is Christ himself.


All facets of the gospel centre on him (v. 31a)

The Gospel is...
Power Truth Wrath Resisted
Substitution Faith Peace Grace
Freedom Righteousness Life Struggle
Spirit Adoption Hope Christ


All challengers to the gospel fall before him (v. 31b)

If the devil were wise enough and would stand by in silence and let the Gospel be preached, he would suffer less harm. For when there is no battle for the Gospel it rusts and it finds no cause and no occasion to show its vigour and power. Therefore, nothing better can befall the Gospel than that the world should fight it with force and cunning.
Martin Luther

1 Peter 5:8b


All benefits of the gospel come from him (v. 32-36)

The benefits of the gospel:
1. His strong defence of you
2. His saving provision for you
3. His urgent pleading for you
4. His loving protection of you

All certainties of the gospel are found in him (v. 37-39)

1 John 4:8
Romans 10:9–10