What Is The Gospel?

The gospel, simply put, means GOOD NEWS. So, what is this good news that is being talked about here?

God's Purpose: Peace and Life

God wants you to experience peace and life -- abundant and eternal.

The Bible says...

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 5:1

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

"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
John 10:10

Why don't most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?

The Problem: Our Separation

God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice.

We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.

The Bible says...

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

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23

What does it mean that "Jesus is Lord?" The word Lord means master.

Our Attempts to Reach God

People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God...

The Bible says...

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."
Proverbs 14:12

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that he will not hear."
Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God...except one.

God's Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for sin and bridged the gap between God and people.

The Bible says...

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
1 Timothy 2:5

"For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God."
1 Peter 3:18

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8

God has provided the only way. Each person must make a choice.

Our Response: Receive Christ

Where are you? Will you follow Christ and receive his salvation right now?

The Bible says...

"Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God."
John 1:12

"That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:9

And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me."
Luke 9:23

What does it mean to "take up my cross daily?" The cross is an instrument of execution. Here Jesus is saying we need to die to our old selves and live every day following Jesus.

To do this we must trust Jesus Christ as Lord (Master), Savior, and God and receive Him by:

• Understanding that you committed evil against God (I am a sinner).

• Choosing to turn away from your sins (Repenting).

• Choosing to follow God with all of your life (Making Jesus Lord of your life).

• Believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins on the Cross, rose from the grave, and is the only one sufficient to pay for your sins.

• Admitting your sin and guilt, and requesting that Jesus Christ would take away and forgive your sins (Confessing your sin and making Jesus your Savior).


Dear Lord Jesus,

I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died to pay for my sins. I choose to turn away from my sins because I have done what was wrong and feel bad about it but now I want to do what is right. I choose to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior so please come into my life take away my sins, forgive me, and be my master.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

God's Assurance: His Word

If you prayed this prayer sincerely, from your heart,

The Bible says...

"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Romans 10:13

Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you? The Bible says...

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast."
Ephesians 2:8,9

Receiving Christ, we are born into God's family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer. This is called regeneration, or the "new birth."

This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ.
To deepen this relationship you should:

• Read your Bible every day to know Christ better.

• Talk to God in prayer every day.

• Tell others about Christ.

• Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached.

• As Christ's representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others.

If you have accepted Christ through this website, or if you have any questions about salvation, please contact us and let us rejoice with you!

God bless you!