Rom. 1:15, “So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.”

Rom 1:15 (MSG), “And that’s why I can’t wait to get to you in Rome, preaching this wonderful good news of God.”

Just what is the Gospel we ought to be preaching? Is it the Gospel of Grace? The Gospel of what we called the finished work of Christ? What Gospel did the Apostles preach? What Gospel does Paul preach?

When we say Pauline Epistle, are we intended to limit our teachings to Paul’s writings only in finding the truth of what the Gospel is all about? When Paul talked about another Gospel. What did he meant to say. What Gospel did the Apostles themselves preach?

Are we saved by the Cross and so it should then be our central theme or by the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

What Gospel did Jesus preach and what advice did the Bible give on what He preached? Do we have anything to lose preaching what Jesus and the Apostles emphasized or what do we stand to gain preaching what they preached?

These and many more of the above questions we intend to look into in this series.

It must be observed that because a thing is popular or has become a movement sometimes in the season of growth of the Church towards the final fulfillment of God’s mind, doesn’t necessarily make it right or correct or the ultimate to the intents and purposes of God in His redemptive work.

So we have this interesting passage that says;

Heb. 1:1, “IN MANY separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets,

2 [But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order],” AMP.

The above scripture seems to emphasize the centrality of what we should be preaching as every other message just like the times of old are fragmented or just a portion of the truth; but that the whole truth is emanating from the voice of the Son.

So what did the Son say or is saying that we ought to pay attention to and proclaim now? What is He saying to us as the last message of this age?

Remember the Word says;

Luke 6:40, “The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.”

Here Luke meant to say, “Every one that is perfect” or, thoroughly instructed; i.e., to adjust, adapt, knit together, restore, from that which is out of joint; meaning restoration or reducing from being a disjointed limb will be as his master.

By implication it is like the repairing or mending of a broken net (Matt. 4:21; Mark 1:19), but here in Luke and in Heb 13:21; and 2 Tim. 3:17, it means complete instruction and information.

Therefore, it is stating that everyone who is thoroughly instructed in Divine things, having his heart united to God, whose disordered tempers, passions, ministry life as to what he teaches, are purified by the truth and restored to harmony and order; who now has the mind that was in Christ, everyone who has in Him in that mind, though he cannot be above Christ, yet will be as his teacher, Christ, in all realms, even in that which he teaches, proclaims and believes.

And this is very instructive, lest we labour in vain even with so much zeal in that which we believe and are running around with in ministry.

Jesus has a goal and a target for His work. We can’t afford to be over zealous as CO-LABOURERS and be doing our own thing (1Cor. 3:9).

So what is THE GOSPEL?

To be continued…