What is the Gospel?

Tomorrow night our small group is beginning a short study of the equally short book of Jude, beginning with looking at what it means to contend for the faith.

In light of this, I thought I’d throw this question out to all who might be reading tonight:

What is the gospel; how would you articulate it?
Do you believe there are things that don’t need to be said?

I’m interested to read your thoughts, so please drop a note in the comments section.

10 Things We Don't Mention in Worship Songs…

A while back, Abraham Piper wrote about “10 Things we don’t mention in worship songs but that I’m happy God saved me from.” I liked it so much that I’m blatantly copying him, although not his 10 things.

Here’s my list:

  1. Rage
  2. Children out of wedlock
  3. Divorce
  4. Adultery
  5. Pride (though I struggle with this constantly)
  6. girls with low self-esteem
  7. Self-esteem
  8. Satan (long story)
  9. Candy and things that taste like candy (again, I struggle with this constantly)
  10. Emergent theology

What’s yours?