The gospel of Jesus Christ stands at the very center of Christianity, and as believers, we claim to be about the gospel above everything else.
It is also a message that demands a response. It is a message we cannot ignore. If you have never responded to the gospel with faith in Jesus Christ and turned away from your sins, we encourage you to consider this message of hope and salvation today.
So what is the gospel?
The Gospel starts with GOD.
The Bible tells us that God is the creator and owner of everything. He has made us in his image to enjoy a special relationship with him. (Genesis 1:1, Colossians 1:16, Genesis 1:27-28)
God is perfectly holy and requires a perfect obedience to his law. (Matthew 5:48, James 2:10)
But there's a big problem: MAN.
All of us have fallen short of this requirement of perfection and have broken God's law in one way or another. We have all sinned. (Romans 3:10-11, Romans 3:23)
Our sin has led to a separation between us and the God who created us. Our relationship has been broken. (Romans 6:23).
There's only one solution to the problem of sin: CHRIST.
Jesus, the eternal Son of God, came to earth to live a fully human life. He is the only one to live this life and fulfill God's requirement of perfection because He never sinned. (Colossians 2:9, John 1:1, Philippians 2:6-11).
Although he was perfect and did not deserve to die, Jesus took our place on the cross to pay the penalty of sin and to restore our broken relationship with Him. (Romans 5:8, John 3:16, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 Peter 3:18).
Jesus conquered death when he rose from the grave on the third day. He is alive today! (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Philippians 2:9-11).
All of this has been accomplished not because we deserve it or earn it, but because of God's grace and desire to save. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5)
Christ has solved the problem of sin and calls us to RESPOND.
We respond to this good news by turning away from and confessing our sins. We are called to believe in the life and work of Jesus Christ and to receive his free gift of salvation. (2 Corinthians 7:10-11, Luke 9:23, 1 John 1:9, Acts 8:22, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 4:12)
Because God has saved us by his grace and given us his Holy Spirit to live inside of us, we continue to respond to this good news daily by living lives of obedience to his word. (Acts 17:30, Ephesians 2:8-10).
This is the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! God created you to be in a relationship with him. Your sin has separated you from him and broken that relationship, but Jesus Christ has made a way to redeem that relationship through his life, death, and resurrection.
We invite you to respond to this good news today! (2 Corinthians 6:2)
If you would like to talk to someone more about the gospel, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you!