What is Gospel Community?
When a group of people that have been saved by Jesus gather together and make the Gospel the lens through which they see themselves and the world, you get Gospel Community.
Jesus did not die to rescue isolated individuals. He came to create a new community of people who live for him (Titus 2:14). The church is not one good option among many. It is inseparably connected to what God is doing in the world (Eph. 3:7-12). That’s why the church, as an outpost of the Kingdom, has been entrusted with the power to declare and display the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Truly there is no other arena in which the Christian life can be lived apart from the context of a community of people committed to sharing life together in the power of the Spirit.
Jesus said, “By this all will know that you are my disciples: if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)
What is the Gospel?
The Gospel (or Good News) is that Jesus saves sinners.
His perfect life was lived in our place. His sacrificial death was offered to God the Father on our behalf, satisfying God's wrath. His resurrection won the victory over sin, satan, hell, and death. His return to establish His Kingdom here on earth and destroy sin, satan and death ultimately and eternally is our Blessed Hope. That's the Good News. Thats the Gospel. Thats Jesus.
"[Jesus] died for our sins according to the scriptures; ...He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures..." (I Corinthians 15:3,4)
Gospel Community is where we can do the “One Another's":
"Love one another" - John 13:34
"Honor one another" - Romans 12:10
"Forgive one another" - Ephesians 4:32
"Carry one another’s Burdens" - Galatians 6:2
"Encourage one another" - I Thess. 4:18
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” - Ephesians 5:19