THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD.” Luke 4:18-19
What is the Gospel? As Christians we are told to preach the gospel, but do you know or can you explain what the “gospel” even is? Jesus explains the gospel clearly right here, he is actually quoting the Prophet Isaiah. The word “gospel” in the Bible simply means “Good News”
The original Greek word for gospel is “Euaggelion” which means “good tidings” “proclamation of grace of God” “reward for good tidings”
Notice the gospel message Jesus is proclaiming is that he is setting the captives Free! Who is he setting Free and what is he setting them Free from?
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Romans 6:20
The Bible tells us we are all slaves to sin. That’s right unless Jesus has set you free, you are currently a slave to your sin. The Bible also tells us that we are dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:1) This is why we need a Savior, this is the heart of the gospel message. Without Christ there is no hope for your life
So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
Jesus Christ has set us free from Sin and Death. Jesus went to the cross to die for your sins, but you must repent of your sin, and receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. This is the gospel message, Jesus came to set the captives Free, we are the captives without Christ. But with Jesus there is freedom and eternal life! Amen!