Which Gospel Should We Obey?
Written by Eric Johansen

1. Who has heard of the “gospel”?
2. What is the gospel?
3. Who thinks there might be more than 1 gospel?
4. What is the difference between preaching and teaching?

Matthew 26:13

Matthew 28:18-20 ? Go
? Teach
? Baptize
? Teach to observe Jesus’ commandments (Matthew 5)

Mark 16:15-18

? Go
? Preach
? Baptize
? Signs shall follow those that believe

Further results of Jesus’ gospel…
Acts 8:25-40

? The Lord spoke directly to Philip
? Philip went (Go)
? Philip preached
? Philip baptized
? A sign or wonder followed thereafter

Saul’s Conversion
Acts 9:1-6
? You might be asking yourself the same question: Who are you Lord?
? The question is: Are you going to do what the Lord tells you to do?

Paul & Barnabas

Acts 14:21-28
? Obviously the “door of faith” had been closed to the Gentiles
prior to God using Paul to open it!

Paul’s message/good news/gospel
Romans 10:9-13 Romans 2:16
The gospel of peace or the sword?
Romans 10:15 Matthew 10:34

A gospel must be obeyed, therefore it is important to know which gospel?
Romans 10:16 2 Thessalonians 1:8

Paul is our “minister” of the gospel of God!
Romans 15:16
The Lord revealed a mystery to Paul
that had been “kept secret since the world began”!
Romans 16:25
God did not send Paul to baptize!
1 Corinthians 1:17 Matthew 28:18-20 Mark 1:1-4
Paul declares the gospel
1 Corinthians 15:1-11

There is a battle taking place for control of your mind!
2 Corinthians 4:4

Paul is the only apostle that warns us of the possibility of
receiving “another Jesus”, “another gospel” and “another spirit”
2 Corinthians 11:4

It is very clear that Peter and Paul were the ministers of two distinct gospels!
Galatians 2:7

The mechanism of salvation according to Paul:
Ephesians 1:7-14 ? Heard
? Believe
? Trust
? Sealed

Paul told us the beginning of the gospel was when he departed from Macedonia
Philippians 4:15  Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

? If that was the “beginning of the gospel”
why was Paul saying this 30+ years after
Mathew, Mark, Luke & John were written?

Peter gives a much different gospel message!
2 Peter 3:1-18  

Consider what the writer of Hebrews said:
Paul’s message is that our sins are not imputed to us
…and again, the book of Revelation tells of another gospel!
Revelation 14:6-7

Works vs. Grace
Works based gospel:
James 2:1-26 Grace based Gospel:
Romans 4:1-25

Remission vs. Imputation
Imputation: Remission:
Mark 1:1-8