What’s so important about the Gospel?

Two kinds of rhetorical questions for consideration, one for preachers and one for Christians who are not preachers vocationally:

Which would you rather hear preached: how to set goals, or the Gospel?
Which would you rather preach: how to set goals, or the Gospel?

Which would you rather hear preached: the need to have a vision, or the Gospel?
Which would you rather preach: the need to have a vision, or the Gospel?

Which would you rather hear preached: how to be a leader, or the Gospel?
Which would you rather preach: how to be a leader, or the Gospel?

Which would you rather hear preached: if you can believe it you can achieve it, or the Gospel?
Which would you rather preach: if you can believe it you can achieve, or the Gospel?

Which would you rather hear preached: steps to happiness, or the Gospel?
Which would you rather preach: steps to happiness, or the Gospel?

Which would you rather hear preached: how to make money, or the Gospel?
Which would you rather preach: how to make money, or the Gospel?

Which would you rather hear preached: how to be successful in business, or the Gospel?
Which would you rather preach: how to be successful in business, or the Gospel?

What have we done with the Gospel? It is NOT the most common message preached from American pulpits. And it shows, in the church and the world.

Why is it important that we preach the Gospel?

“For
I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God
at work, saving everyone who believes
— the Jew first and also the
Gentile,”
Romans 1:16.

So what do you want to hear? What do you want to preach?

Scotty