Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, opens the 6th annual Contemporary Issues Lecture Series with a message titled "The Gospel". Mark Dever preaches on his fear of the current generation losing the Gospel, which is the basic message of Christianity. He explains that the greatness that Christians are made for is found in the Gospel: that they can know and be in a relationship with the true God because of Christ's sacrifice. Mark Dever challenges Biolans to make the Gospel personal to each individual and not a general cosmic Good News that seems unreachable to the unsaved individual. He also calls the Biola community to speak the Gospel to one another in order to not lose it.