Category Archives : Gospel


The Gospel, Mark 1:1-15

Download audio Mark 1:1-15 Download sermon This morning I am beginning a new series of sermons on “the Gospel.” It would be hard to imagine a more important subject. The gospel is the heartbeat of the Christian faith. But, as so often with the teaching of the Bible, even with the vocabulary of the Bible, […]


Why the Gospel? Romans 3:9-18

Download audio Romans 3:9-18 Last week we began our consideration of the good news, the gospel by asking what the gospel is; good news of what kind, about what? And we concluded that the good news is fundamentally the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came into the world to deliver us […]


A Summons to Believe, Acts 16:25-34

Download audio Acts 16:25-34 Text Comment v.25 With lacerated backs and in great pain, perhaps unable to sleep, Paul and Silas encouraged themselves by singing hymns to God. As Tertullian beautifully put it, “The legs feel nothing in the stocks when the heart is in heaven.” [To the Martyrs, 2] And that little remark that […]


The News: God Has Come Among Us, John 1:1-18

Download audio John 1:1-18 Text Comment v.1 The grammatical details are too complicated to explain, but John’s language unmistakably means not that the Word came into being at the beginning, but that “in the beginning” the Word already was. John’s use of “logos” or “Word” brilliantly served to bridge the gap between his Jewish and […]