What is the Gospel?

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What is the Gospel?

Simply put, the gospel is the good news concerning Christ and the way of salvation.

GOD

Created and owns everything.

Gen. 1:1 - In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 24:1 - The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein.

Is perfectly holy.

Matt. 5:48 - You therefore must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.

Lev. 19:2 - Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.

Requires perfect obedience to His law.

James 2:10 - For whoever keeps the whole law but fails one point has become accountable for all of it.

MAN

Has broken God's law.

Rom. 3:10,23 -  None is righteous, no, not one...for all have sinner and fall short of the glory of God.

Will pay the eternal penalty for sin.

Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Cannot save himself by his good works.

Titus 3:5 - He saves us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

CHRIST

Came to earth as both God and sinless man.

Col. 2:9 - For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.

Demonstrated God's love by dying on the cross to pay sin's penalty.

Rom. 5:8 - But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

2 Cor. 5:21 - For our sake he made him to e sin who knew no sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God. (See also John 3:16, 1 Peter 2:24.)

Rose from the grave and is alive today.

1 Cor. 15:4 - That he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.

SINNERS

Must repent of all that dishonors God.

Isa. 55:7 - Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Luke 9:23 - If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Must believe in Christ as Lord and Savior.

Rom. 10:9 - Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Will you repent and believe in Christ?

Hebrews 9:27 - And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment...

Acts 17:30 - The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:17-18). God has given a doomed world good news.

If you have questions about your salvation, please call the church office at (919) 553-7003 to speak with a counselor.