Jesus commissioned His church with a clear task. We’re to go forth and preach the Gospel to every creature. As messengers, we should be clear about what that Gospel is that we are to proclaim.
Gospel simply means Good News. This news centers upon three things. The fullness of the person of Jesus Christ, the completeness of His work, and the greatness of His glory.
The person of Jesus is “true God in order to conquer death by his power, and truly human that he might die for us in the weakness of his flesh.” His work was to live righteously by obedience to God’s Law and then present Himself as a ransom for fallen man; having fully done all this He was vindicated in His resurrection & ascension to the Father’s right hand. Lastly, His glory is seen here in baptism. Through no deserving of our own Christ deigns to call & mark us as His own. He unites us unto Himself, promising that all those who believe and are baptized shall be saved. This is Good News.
So welcome our sister to Jesus Christ…