About this course

Often those who start with Paul's gospel have a hard time fitting in Jesus' gospel, while those who start with Jesus' gospel have a hard time fitting in Paul's gospel. In this course, Dr. Phelps outlines the differences between Paul's gospel and Jesus' gospel and helps you understand the true context and connection between the two. He takes you on a journey, starting in Genesis and ending in Revelation, to develop the framing story and a kingdom which provides the foundational principle for answering the question, "What is the gospel?"

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you'll be able to explain:

  • The similarities and differences between Paul's gospel and Jesus' gospel.

  • The components that make up the gospel.

  • How the gospel begins in Genesis.

  • The role of king and kingdom as it relates and defines the gospel.

What's in this course

  1. Module 01 | The Gospel According to Paul and the Gospel According to Jesus

  2. Module 02 | Rules of the Game: Theological Method and Framing Story

  3. Module 03 | Defining Kingdom: Biblical Overview

  4. Module 04 | Kingdom: A Tensive Symbol

  5. Module 05 | Pauls' Kingdom Gospel

What is the Gospel?

  • $149.00
  • 5 Modules
  • 1 year access
  • Certificate of completion


Dr. John M. Phelps

Dr. John M. Phelps was born in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He earned a Master of Theology in Bible Exposition from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry in New Testament Context from Northern Seminary. He planted a church in St Louis, Missouri, and pastored in various roles for over 30 years. He is an adjunct professor in Bible and Theology for Southeastern University. Dr. Phelps is married to his college sweetheart Karen, and they have four children – Jordan, Jake, Gracie, and Tori.