Jesus told Hid disciples in Mark 16:15 to go into all the world and “preach the gospel” to every creature. The apostle Paul later stated in Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.”
What is the gospel? The word “gospel” means good news. It is simply the good news of Jesus Christ. The gospel is good news because of who Jesus Christ is and what He has done. He was miraculously born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), He is the sinless, Son of God (Hebrews 4:14-15), He died on the cross and made a blood atonement for the sin of the world (1 Peter 1:18), He victoriously resurrected to life three days after His crucifixion (Ephesians 1:18), and He is soon returning to receive those who have put their trust in Him (John 14:3).
It is faith in this gospel of Christ for which man has the hope to be saved. Acts 16:31 says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” What does it mean to be saved?
- It means that every sin is forgiven and buried in the grave of God’s forgetfulness.
- It means that Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit has come to live in you.
- It means when life has ended you’re going to Heaven to live eternally with Jesus.
Are you saved? Have you put your faith in Jesus Christ alone for the salvation of your soul? It is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that allows us to experience this wonderful grace of God. Let me explain.
EVERYONE HAS SINNED, AND THE PENALTY OF SIN IS DEATH.
Yes, everyone. Even on our best day we fall short of perfection. The problem with sin is that it separates us from God and it brings a penalty that no man can change. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and come short of the gory of God.” Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
RELIGION AND GOOD WORKS CANNOT PAY FOR SIN.
Religion and its systems may seem logical, but it cannot bridge the gap created by our sin. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “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.”
JESUS DIED AND ROSE AGAIN FOR YORU SIN. THIS IS HOW MUCH GOD LOVES YOU.
Jesus Christ willingly became the payment. It was the only option. The sinless Son of God was the only hope for sinful man. What great love God has for mankind. John 3:16 says, “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.” Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
BELIEVE THAT CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN & RECEIVE HIM AS YOUR SAVIOR.
Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Jesus Christ is not a way, He is the way. There is no other means by which a person can be saved outside of a personal relationship with Jesus. Romans 10:9 says, “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.” Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
What a promise! If you’re ready to receive that promise, contact me today. You will never regret the decision to believe the gospel!