Following is an expert for a sermon given by Karl Barth in Basel, Switzerland on August 14, 1955. It is a powerful and concise proclamation of the gospel of God’s grace. The entire sermon can be found at the following link Saved By Grace.
“Let us hear therefore what the Bible says and what we as Christians are called to hear together: By grace you have been saved! No man can say this to himself. Neither can he say it to someone else. This can only be said by God to each one of us. It takes Jesus Christ to make this saying true. It takes the apostles to communicate it. And our gathering here as Christians to spread it among us. This is why it truly news, and very special news, the most exciting news of all, the most helpful thing also, indeed the only helpful thing.” – Karl Barth from his sermon “Saved by Grace”