Recovering the Real Lost Gospel: Reclaiming the Gospel as Good News

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While many around the world study and further pursue the discovery of the so-called lost gospels, New Testament professor Darrell L. Bock believes the real lost gospel is the one already found in the Bible. Believing that the church has become cloudy on the purpose of the gospel, Bock traces key themes and texts from Scripture to answer the central question: What does the Bible say about the gospel? His response throughout emphasizes that the gospel is good news. Readers are invited on this mission of rediscovery...

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Overview

While many around the world study and further pursue the discovery of the so-called lost gospels, New Testament professor Darrell L. Bock believes the real lost gospel is the one already found in the Bible. Believing that the church has become cloudy on the purpose of the gospel, Bock traces key themes and texts from Scripture to answer the central question: What does the Bible say about the gospel? His response throughout emphasizes that the gospel is good news. Readers are invited on this mission of rediscovery to reclaim a message that has much to offer.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781594153433
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Rick Warren 7

Introduction: The Gospel from the Hub to the Whole: More than Dying for Sin 9

Chapter 1 The Gospel Starts with a Promise: Relationship in the Spirit 19

Chapter 2 The Gospel Is a Meal and a Washing: The Lord's Table and Baptism 46

Chapter 3 A Unique Action Meeting a Comprehensive Need: The Cross 75

Chapter 4 The Gospel Is Inaugurated as a Gift of God's Grace 105

Chapter 5 The Gospel Is Affirmed in Divine Action and Scripture: God Showing Who Jesus Is 132

Chapter 6 Embracing the Gospel: Repentance and Faith 160

Chapter 7 A Different Kind of Power Through a Way of Life Pleasing to God: Reconciliation, Peace, and Power of God unto Salvation 200

Conclusion: Getting the Gospel Clear: A Relationship Rooted in God's Love, Not Just a Transaction 223

Appendix: Showing the Gospel 239

About the Author 243

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