1. The Gospel of the Apostles

Welcome to the first lesson in the course on the Basics of the Gospel.



The Gospel is the message taught by Jesus Christ and by the Apostles who followed him. The same message appears throughout the whole of the New Testament, and indeed is in the Old Testament as well. After the resurrection of Jesus, the Apostles carried the Gospel throughout the world. The book of the Acts of the Apostles contains several summaries of speeches where the Apostles introduced the Gospel. This lesson looks at the message which appears in all these speeches and which forms the core of the message of Jesus and the Apostles.



To download the main notes for the lesson, click on the pdf icon by the light green box. This will send the lesson to your computer; you can save it on your own computer if you wish, and you will be able to print it if that is convenient for you. You should work through these notes and answer the questions at the end of them. If you have registered for the course, you can email your answers to the questions to the tutor, along with any observations or questions of your own.


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There is also a link to another page which describes the activities of the Apostles as recorded in Acts and shows the background to the speeches summarised in that book. This is the link in the white box.


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Video Presentation

Click for an online video on the core Gospel.

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More detailed look at teaching in the Acts of the Apostles

Click here for an additional look at the activities of the Apostles after the resurrection of Jesus.

Course notes on the Core Gospel

Click here to download the full text of the lesson on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Next Lesson

The next lesson in this series is an introduction to Jesus Christ, what he did and who he is.