The gospel is not only the most important message in all of history, it is the only essential message in all of history. – Jerry Bridges

It is the purpose of all Scripture to tear us away from our works so to bring us to faith. – Martin Luther

1. The gospel is worth defending

3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. – Philippians 1:3-6 (ESV)

2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 (ESV)

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, – Ephesians 1:1 (ESV)

1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, – Philippians 1:1 (ESV)

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, – Colossians 1:1 (ESV)

1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, – 1 Corinthians 1:1 (ESV)

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, – 2 Corinthians 1:1 (ESV)

2. The gospel is worth believing.

So with us; when we were children, we were slaves to the elemental spirits of the universe. – Galatians 4:3 (ESV)

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to beings that by nature are not gods. – Galatians 4:8 (ESV)

Chris Daukas

Chris grew up in a moral home, but didn’t find the grace of Christ until he was a sophomore in college. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2002.

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