THE GOSPEL

What is the Gospel?

The gospel is the good news of God's grace invading the darkness of this world. It is the grand narrative of creation, fall, redemption and consummation ordained by God and orchestrated through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. Christ's crucifixion is the heart of the gospel. His resurrection is the power of the gospel. His ascension is the glory of the gospel.

Christ's death is a substitutionary and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins. It satisfies the demands of God's holy justice and appeases His holy wrath. It also demonstrates His mysterious love and reveals His amazing grace. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. There is no other name by which men can be saved. At the heart of all sound doctrine is the cross of Jesus Christ and the infinite privilege that redeemed sinners have in glorifying God because of what He has accomplished. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts, church, and ministries to proceed from and be related to the gospel.


 

Responding to the Gospel

1. Recognize that you are a sinner

You must admit your spiritual need. The Bible says, "there are non righteous, no not one", Romans 3:10. You need to stop making excuses, blaming everyone and everything for your actions and come to place that you have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

2. Recognize that Jesus Christ Died on the Cross for You

The bible tells us, "For Christ also suffered once fr sins, the just for the unjust, that He might being us to God..." 1 Peter 3:18. He paid the price for your sin. The apostle Paul acknowledged, "...the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of Gd, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20

3. Repent of Your Sins

The word "repent" means to change your directions. The bible tells us, "Repent therefore and e converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord." Acts 3:19/ God commands people everywhere to repent. You must be willing to turn away from those things that displease God.

4. Receive Jesus Christ as Your Personal Savior

Jesus said, "Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give your rest." Matthew 11:28. It is essential that you come to Jesus as you are. Don't try to clean up your life before you come to God. Instead receive Him, and allow Him to do the cleansing. Jesus said, "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." John 6:37

More Information

To receive more information about becoming a Christ follower or to get helpful resources to get your started in your walk with Jesus, you can contact one of our Pastors by calling the church office.