The Gospel

The Glorious Gospel

The Message to All Humankind

The gospel is great news to all mankind!   Through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God provided salvation to all mankind.  We now can have a relationship with God through Jesus.  We now are offered the gift of eternal life through Jesus.  God will restore all things.  Many things are unjust and have gone horribly wrong in our world.  God through his Son, Jesus, will eventually correct all these things!   How exciting is the Gospel and our future in Christ!   The Gospel should always be the primary focus and driving force of all Christian ministry.

How can I be “right” with God and have eternal life with him?  Place your faith in Jesus Christ:

Jesus Christ conquered death when he rose from the grave.   The Word of God, the Bible, is full of truth and knowledge of God.   Jesus wants you to know him personally.  We can turn to the Bible to see clearly how we can put our faith in Jesus.

Consider these important Bible truths:

God loves you and wants a relationship with you – God loves you and created you to have a personal relationship with Him.   He wants this relationship to continue eternally with him in heaven.  (John 3:16Ephesians 2:4-5)

Sin has separated you from God -In the Bible, “sin” is defined as choosing our will over the will of God.  We have all broken God’s commandments – that is what sin means.   Everyone has been selfish, sinning against God and the people that surround them in life.   We have each made the “sin” mistake (Romans 3:23).  Our entire race has faced this reality for most of our combined existence.  Our sins have separated us from a holy God.  Because of our sin, He can’t allow us into his perfect kingdom.  Instead of being united with God, we are destined to spend eternity separated from God in hell.  Thankfully, God made provision to “save” mankind from this destination.

No One on Earth is Good – Many people believe that man is inherently good. Other times people believe that they themselves are good at least compared to other people.   They believe that they are not as “bad’ as others – maybe not even bad at all.  Jesus taught quite the opposite even when someone came to Jesus to calling Jesus himself a “good” man:

So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good?  No one is good but One, that is, God.   Luke 18:19 

Nobody is going to be good enough to escape the evil and defilement that encompasses this fallen world..  In fact, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven without being “born again” by the Spirit of God.  This entails a rebirth that has nothing to do with the physical attributes of this world.  You can only be born again through the Holy Spirit, made available by faith in Jesus. Without this spiritual rebirth, you can never enter the kingdom of God:

That which is born of flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. John 3:6-7 

Jesus paid our debt of sin on the cross – We can be born again through faith in Jesus.  Jesus paid the debt for humanity’s sins on the cross.  Because Jesus was sinless, he could pay the price for our sin through his death.  God will forgive us of our sins and allow us to enter the kingdom of heaven only through faith in his Son, Jesus. (Romans 5:82 Corinthians 5:211 Peter 2:24)

Receive this Gift – Jesus died to save mankind from a horrible fate.  However, each of us must individually receive this gift of salvation through faith (believing, trusting in Jesus).   This comes through faith in Jesus.   If do not understand this faith or are not ready yet to believe in Jesus, that’s easy!  All you need to do is read or hear the Word of God.  Read the Bible or go to church.  Find a Christian friend who hang out with you and teach you.  With a humble heart, you will soon understand and will begin to believe. 

You are never going to make it on your own.  As Shakespeare said, our brief candle of life only “lights fools to dusty death!”  Reject your own ways, believe you are a failed and dying sinner, and believe in Jesus!  If you believe in Jesus, do not be ashamed!  

Salvation through Jesus is simply through faith.  However, as a believer, start praying and find other believers where you can learn from them.  Other Christians will baptize you so you can identify with Christ and profess that you are believer.   Just call out to God and express your new-found belief from your heart.   Then, keep praying to him.  He will listen and help you!

God in Heaven,

I believe Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for my sins.  Thank you for letting Jesus conquer death when he rose again!  I know that I cannot make things right on my own: I admit that I am a sinner and I need you.  Lord, please save me and let me be born again by your Holy Spirit!  I ask you to forgive my sins. I turn from them now to and put my faith in Jesus instead.  Save my life God!  Help me live for Jesus during my life.  Thank you for forgiving me and giving me eternal life.  I pray this in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

If you are genuine, then you will quickly find God to be more genuine than you can comprehend!  The Holy Spirit will teach you. Read the Bible and assemble with Bible-believing Christians at church or any other opportunity you can find.  May God lead you into all truth and bless you with new life in Him!

If you have any questions about how to know Jesus personally or want someone to pray with you or teach you, contact our ministry through the contact information on the website.

 

 

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” 

~John 3:16