I think I’ve searched for this post about a dozen times so I thought I would post it to my own blog. There are Scriptures that capture the essence of the gospel and therefore the entire Bible, and I believe are powerful in sharing with others since they mean life if they are believed!
Scripture verses that summarize the Gospel are sprinkled throughout the Bible. Here are some cited by JI Packer in the book, Grounded in the Gospel:
- He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed (Isa. 53:5)
- For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45)
- God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16)
- All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name (Acts 10:43)
- Through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could…
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