The gospel means “good news.” Four books of the Bible are called “Gospels” because they record the “good news.” So, what is this good news!? The good news is that although mankind has fallen into sin (Romans 3:23), God loved us (you, me, and everyone!) so much that He would send His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh to die on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for our sins (Romans 5:8). But, He did not stay dead! He rose again from the grave three days later to demonstrate His power over sin and death (Romans 10:9). This gives us hope! The Bible tells us that if we repent of our sin (1 John 1:9), believe in our heart this gospel message of Jesus Christ, then we will be saved from eternal punishment and we will spend all of eternity in God’s presence (John 3:16). Everyone has a sin debt that we can never pay off or get rid of through our own good works (Ephesians 2:8-9; i.e. church attendance, being kind, donating money, etc…) the only way to be completely forgiven of our sins, is to “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” (Acts 16:31).
Have you believed?
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”