Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Concentrated Gospel Truth

Though the whole Bible points to Christ and his atoning work on the Cross, I love finding verses that summarize the Gospel in a concentrated sentence or two (or three). (I especially love running into them when I least expect to.) Maybe it's because they are easy to recall at times when I don't have a Bible. Maybe it's because they simplify the Gospel message into a short statement that even a child could understand. Or because such a huge, glorious truth is packed into so few words.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

II Corinthians 5:21 "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."

Ephesians 2:12,13 "remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ."

Do any of you have some favorite verses that make the Gospel big to you in so small a passage?

-Amber Harrington-


kyle said...

"You are not your own, for you were bought with a price."

1 Corinthians 6:19

Jenn Romanski said...

I figure it's better late than never!

2 Corinthians 4:4-6

4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

5For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

6For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.