The Gospel

Are you a good person?

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What it is and what it means to you.

God’s Word tells us what the Gospel is:

“I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you. . . By which also ye are saved. . .For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (I Corinthians 15:1-3)

‘Gospel’ means ‘good news’. It is the Good News that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and resurrected. Why is this Good News? It applies to all of us…

1. Realize Who God is:

Creator – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1)

Perfect & Just – “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4)

Holy “holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts” (Isaiah 6:1)

The Almighty – “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8 )

2. Realize what man is: The Bad News!

A Sinner – “for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)

Lost – “all we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way” (Isaiah 53:6)

Condemned – “he that believeth not is condemned already” (John 3:18 )

Destined to die – “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)

Bound for Hell – “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41)

3. Realize what cannot save:

Good works – “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us” (Titus 3:5)

Keeping the commandments – “But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God” (Galatians 3:11)

Church ordinances/sacraments – “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins” (Hebrews 10:11)

4. Realize Who can save: The Good News!

Jesus Christ is the Son of God – “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16)

Jesus Christ is Lord – “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:10-11)

Jesus Christ is the Savior – “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” (John 3:16)

5. What does all this mean?

God loves you – “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 )

Everlasting life is a gift -”the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23)

Jesus paid the penalty for ALL our sins-past, present and future! -”we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. . . he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever. . .For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified” (Hebrews 10:10-14)

You must turn from your sin and accept this gift by faith – “the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15)

Anyone can come to Christ for salvation – “for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13)

“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” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1-3)

So, now what?
How about saving yourself some pain?

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6 comments so far

  1. Kyle Overton on

    After reading your succinct and very accurate dissemination of the Gospel message and the human condition, I ask if I may transpose your thoughts to my personal ministry for both print and web materials. Of course this would not include a verbatim copy – with the exception of scriptural references – though, for my purposes, the style of heading, verse, heading verse communicates outstandingly effectively. My intent remains to only spread the Gospel of Salvation.

    Thank you,

    Kyle

  2. DT on

    You may certainly do so. Thank you for your kind words. God bless.

  3. Longing for Holiday on

    You guys need to check out Tim Keller’s ministry/books. Redeemer.com

  4. Theodore A. Jones on

    “It is not those who hear the law that who are righteous in God’s sight but , it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” Rom. 2:13.
    Which law?

  5. Dennis Holman on

    I just so happened too run across your blog and think that our blog may be of help to you readers! http://www.blog.reformu.com is a blog that shares uplifting devotionals for Pastor Paul A. Kingsbury, Steven B. Curington and other Reformers Unanimous preachers and teachers! Thank you for your time. -Dennis

    • Damien T Garofalo on

      Thanks for the comment. I haven’t updated in a long time and have been contributing to other blogs, but I’ll leave this comment here so anyone who stumbles across this way can check out your ministry. I knew people involved in RU before and I’ve heard great things about it. God bless!


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