“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.” – John 1:29–31 (KJV)

The gospel is simply good news about God’s love for human beings. He did not forsake human beings because of Adamic sin but sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to pay for the penalty of sin by shedding His blood on the cross of Calvary. The penalty of sin is death and condemnation in hell, but Jesus paid the price for the salvation of all human beings.

The only thing we need to do to actualise salvation is to personally believe in Jesus Christ for paying the price for us and to accept Him into our lives as Lord and personal Savior (Romans 10:9–10). Jesus Christ is the centre of the gospel, without whom there would be no salvation. John the Baptist was always quick to give Jesus the glory and let the whole world know that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.

Dear beloved, the gospel is about God’s love expressed in Jesus Christ, so draw attention to Jesus Christ. Never take the glory or draw attention to yourself while preaching or sharing the good news. Let them know that they need Jesus Christ to be regarded as children of God, qualifying them to fellowship with God and to enter the rest of God in heaven. Hallelujah!

Prayer Point: Dear heavenly Father, thank you for proving your love to me. I promise to preach the good news to the lost. Amen!