The Gospel

What is the Gospel?

The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for a sinful world.  In the Old Testament, the prophets spoke of the Messiah (Christ) who would bring good news of salvation to sinners (Isaiah 9, 61).  Jesus Christ is the fulfillment  of these prophecies and the only Savior of the world.  Jesus came preaching the gospel (Mark 1:15), calling people to repentance from sin and to faith in Him.  The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes….” The gospel includes the following truths from the Bible:

God is our Holy and Loving Creator

Psalm 95:6  Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our maker.

1 John 4:9  In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.

All people have sinned against God

Romans 3:23  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Ecclesiastes 7:20  Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.

All sin against God has serious consequences

img_6038.jpgRoman 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death…

Isaiah 64:7  We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.

1 Corinthians 6:9  Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?

Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners

1 Timothy 1:15  The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

Sinners can be saved from their sins by the grace of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone that sinners are saved.

Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, that no one may boast. 

John 14:6  I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 3:36  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.