Six Bible studies from the Christian Vision Project pose the question of our modern American gospel message: is it too small? In an age of consumerism, are we trying to "sell" Jesus? Are we embracing the whole Bible or just select parts of it? And is our faith real and deep enough that we can share it with others—simply, creatively, genuinely?
Do You Have a Stingy Gospel?
An open-handed God empowers us to speak the gospel message in both truth and love.
Matthew 12:18–21; Luke 15:2, 11–32; 1 Peter 3:13–22
Forging the way between accommodation and irrelevance in communicating the gospel message.
John 3:16–21; Acts 17:16–34; 1 Corinthians 15:1–7; Romans 12:1–3; Galatians 1:6–12; 5:13–26
The Gospel of Love
We need to challenge the self-centered life with renewed commitment to the greatness of God's love for humankind.
Isaiah 49:1–6; Ezekiel 36:26–27; Mark 12:28–31; 1 John 4:13–21
Living a Vibrant Gospel Lifestyle
Actions speak louder than words.
Daniel 3:8–30; Matthew 5:13–16; Romans 12:1–2; James 2:14–26; Hebrews 12:1–7
A Whole-Bible Gospel
The Scripture of Jesus is our Scripture, too.
Leviticus 16:20–31; 19:18; 26:11–13; Mark 12:28–31; John 17:15–19; Titus 2:11–14
The Gospel, a Napkin, and Four Circles
Examine a new way of expressing the gospel especially designed to explain God's "Big Story" with diagrams simple enough to be drawn on a napkin at a coffee shop.
Genesis 1–3; Matthew 6:12; John 3:16–18; Acts 17:22–28; Romans 5:1–2; 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:8–9, 11–22; Colossians 1:15–20; 3:1–17; 1 John 3:11–15
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