WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
There is ONE great God
“But God proves His own love…”
There is one God
The verse doesn’t say “The gods” or “one of the gods.”
God is the Creator of all things.
Acts 17:24-26 reminds us that God made the world and needs nothing from us.
God loves us
God is love. He is perfect in His love and He has proved His love. “For God so loved the world…” (John 3:16) God loves His creation, and has proven His love for us.
Why do you think it is important for God to prove His love?
There is ONE great problem
“…while we were still sinners…”
Sin is either knowing something is wrong and doing it anyway, or knowing the right thing to do and not doing it. This means we all have a problem. We have all sinned (Romans 3:23).
We have all rebelled against God (knowingly or unknowingly).
What we deserve for our sin and rebellion is punishment/ spiritual death. (Romans 6:23).
What does this say about all humanity?
There is ONE great hope
“…Christ died for us…”
We are unable to save ourselves from our sin problem. Only God is great enough to do that, and He proved His love for us by sending Jesus Christ as a perfect sacrifice to suffer the penalty of our sin through His death on the cross and the resurrection.
“Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God.”
1 Peter 3:18
Jesus Christ is our ONE and only way back to God.
There is ONE great decision
Repent and believe!
We must repent of our sin and believe the Gospel.
“Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
We must ask Jesus to save us:
“For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13
How is this accomplished?
If you have never made a personal decision to accept God’s gift of love and salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ; why not do it right now?
If you truly want to accept God’s love, forgiveness of your sins, have a personal relationship with Jesus as your Savior and follow His direction for your life; then use this model and share with God that you are ready to receive His gift of love and everlasting life.
Dear God, I know that I’m a sinner. I believe that Christ died on the cross for my sins and then rose from the dead. Please forgive me of all my sin. I turn away from my sin and confess You as Lord and trust You alone for my salvation. Thank You for the love, forgiveness and the free gift of eternal life. Amen.
Now take the next steps, keeping ONE focus
O – Obedience
Now that you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you want to publicly acknowledge this through Baptism. Baptism is the symbol of what has happened in your life. ”Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism…” Romans 6:4
Be baptized as soon as possible. It would be good to have friends and/or family present when you are baptized.
Also, join a local Bible-believing church and get involved in a small group or Sunday School. Your new church family will help you grow and learn.
N – New Life
A lot of things that are new, grow. As a new follower of Christ you want to grow in your understanding of God’s plan and desire for your life.
Reading your Bible and praying are significant parts of your new life. The Bible is a guide for us to live our
lives by. As God says in His word, “I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11
Praying is talking and listening to God. “My help comes from the Lord the Maker of heaven and earth.”
E – Express Your New Faith
Expressing your new relationship with Jesus Christ is important. You can express to others, in your own words that you have repented and received God’s love and forgiveness.
You undoubtedly have some friends who would love to hear about your decision to follow Christ as Savior and Lord. Who could you text or call right now and share this good news with?
Go to your social media outlets and post right now what has occurred in your life. The person who shared this with you can help you with the words if you need it.
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