Our Gospel (The Good News)
What is the Gospel?
The just, holy, gracious, and merciful God of the universe looked upon hopelessly sinful people and sent His Son, Jesus Christ (God in human flesh) to satisfy God’s wrath against sin and to provide forgiveness of that sin with His death on the Cross. Jesus displayed God’s power over sin and death through His resurrection from the dead. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, sinners who turn to God through repentance and faith are reconciled to God forever.
For some, the Gospel is just way too complicated. For others, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Neither of these first two statements does the Gospel proper justice. It is our desire to present a clear and concise understanding of the Gospel from God’s Word. The following encapsulates biblical truths and responses to the Gospel.
The Character of God
(Romans 1:18-20, 2:1-16, 3:22-24, Isaiah 43:6-7)
God is the just and gracious Creator of all things.
Realize that God created us in His image for the sole purpose of glorifying Him.
The Sinfulness of Man
(Romans 1:21-25, 3:9-20, 3:23, 6:23)
We are each created by God, but we are all corrupted by sin.
Admit that we are sinful rebels who sin by nature and by choice, and turn away from sin.
The Sufficiency of Christ
(Romans 3:21-26, 4:25, 5:6-10, 5:18, 8:1-4)
Jesus Christ alone is able to remove our sin and reconcile us to God through His death. He alone satisfies the wrath of God for our sins.
Recognize that we are helpless to be reconciled with God apart from Jesus Christ.
The Necessity of Faith
(Romans 1:17, 3:20-31, 4:22-25, 6:11-14, 8:10-11, 10:9-13)
We are reconciled to God only by/through faith in Jesus Christ. There is nothing we have or can do to become right/reconciled with God.
Faith that leads to salvation involves forsaking sin and self-sufficiency. We turn to Jesus and trust in Him as Lord, confessing Him as Savior and Lord.
The Urgency of Eternity
(John 3:14-16, 36, John 10:27-30, 17:3, 1 Timothy 1:16-17, Hebrews 9:12, 1 John 5:11-13)
Our eternal destiny is dependent on our response to Jesus.
Cry out to God to save you of your sins, put your faith in Jesus Christ, and confess Him as Savior and Lord.