This explanation of the Gospel is patterned after the "three things...yes, four" statements in Proverbs 30:15, 30:18, 30:21, and 30:29:
- "There are THREE THINGS that are never satisfied, FOUR never say, 'Enough!'" (Prov. 30:15)
- "There are THREE THINGS which are too wonderful for me, YES, FOUR which I do not understand" (Prov. 30:18)
- "For THREE THINGS the earth is perturbed, YES, for FOUR it cannot bear up" (Prov. 30:21)
- "There are THREE THINGS which are majestic in pace, YES, FOUR which are stately in walk" (Prov. 30:29)
Based on these Scriptures, the Good News we preach can be explained as THREE THINGS which are "the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes" (Rom. 1:16), YES, FOUR that are "the gospel" (1 Cor. 15:3-5): The death of Christ for our sins, the burial of Christ in a tomb, the resurrection of Christ on the third day according to the Scriptures, and the fact that the risen Christ was seen by His disciples.