The Gospel is the good news of God’s plan for the redemption of mankind. God’s plan for
human salvation is communicated throughout all of Scripture. To best understand the Gospel,
there are several essential truths one must uncover.
1. The Human Problem
- Every human being on the face of the Earth has the same problem, sin. Sin is anything that goes
against God’s created order either in action, attitude, or nature. Because human beings are
natural sinners, we are separated from a holy and perfect God.
Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
2. Humanity’s Hope in Christ
- God knowing the problem of humanity, graciously sent His Son, Jesus, to Earth to bridge the
separation between God and humanity. Jesus, born of a virgin, lived a perfect sinless life. Then
Jesus sacrificed Himself on a cross for humanity’s sin. Three days later He resurrected from the
dead. On the cross, Jesus paid the penalty of sin. Through the resurrection, Jesus defeated death.
Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still
sinners, Christ died for us.”
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever
believed in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ
Jesus our Lord.”
3. Humanity’s Response to the Gospel
- Once a person understands they are a sinner and their only hope for salvation is Jesus, the next
response is to believe in Jesus as Savior and confess Him as Lord. Believe means to trust or put
faith in. Belief is a lifelong commitment. Confess Jesus as Lord means Jesus has authority in
your life as Lord.
Romans 10:9-10, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your
heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that
you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are
4. The Results of Salvation
- Immediately after a person believes in Jesus and confesses Him as Lord, that person is at peace
with God. Their sin past, present, and future sin debt has been cleared because of Jesus’ action
on the cross. Their eternity is secure because of the resurrection of Jesus. Their lives are changed
because they come under the Lordship of Christ.
Romans 5:1-2, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith
into this grace in which we now stand.”
If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Gospel, please do not hesitate to
reach out to us and/or join us for worship on Sundays at 10:30am.