The Gospel Is for All

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The gospel of Christ is:

Free. Even the poor can obtain it: “The poor have the gospel preached to them” (Matthew 11:5).

Plain. Even the uneducated can understand it: “Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge” (Ephesians 3:1–6; cf. 2 Timothy 2:7).

Equalizing. The humble are raised by it and the proud are humbled by it (1 Peter 5:6; James 4:10).

Powerful. The weak are strengthened by it: “It is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Romans 1:16).

Encouraging. The depressed are encouraged by it: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Hebrews 13:5–6).

Comforting. The sorrowful are consoled by it: “Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; cf. 2 Corinthians 1:3–4).

Compensating. Obedient believers are rewarded by it for their works of faith and labors of love (Mark 10:28–30).

Are you following the true gospel of Christ?

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