Trevin Wax hat in einem Booklet verschiedene Beschreibungen des Evangeliums aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart zusammengetragen.
Er vergleicht (hier) drei verschiedene Herangehensweisen mit einem dreibeinigen Stuhl:
- STORY: Creation-Fall-Redemption-Restoration. This is the grand narrative of Scripture that provides context for the announcement.
- ANNOUNCEMENT: Jesus Christ. The announcement of his perfect life, substitutionary death, resurrection, and exaltation is made within the context of the Story.
- COMMUNITY: The gospel announcement calls for the response (repentance and faith) that God uses to birth the church. The church is the embodiment of the gospel. Though the church is not the “good news,” it puts on display the good news. Thus, the church is a result of the gospel, but I want to reiterate that it is a necessary result.