The Greatest News!

The Message we teach is at the centre of the story of God’s word, the Bible. It’s called “The Gospel”; meaning “the good news”, or “the good message”. The Gospel is news; that means that belief in the Gospel is based on true historical events that stand up to the evidence. The key events that happened in history are the death of Jesus and the resurrection of Jesus. Examine the evidence yourself – Jesus did die — and He did rise from the grave; we believe this news.

What is the gospel?

Well, it’s a life changing message contained throughout the Bible and it’s all about the Lord Jesus Christ. If God took more than 1000 pages (more than 700,000 words) to unfold this message; you can imagine that it is a very rich and meaningful message that’s meant to change our whole outlook on life. We will feebly attempt to summarise the good news here (but we remind you that the whole of the message is in the whole of the Bible):

We encourage you to get a Bible and read the verses attached to the key truths of the Gospel below.

1st KEY TRUTH:

JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE!

2nd KEY TRUTH:

JESUS CHRIST BECAME A MAN; HE DIED ON THE CROSS, IN OUR PLACE, FOR OUR SINS.

3rd KEY TRUTH:

JESUS WAS BURIED A DEAD MAN, BUT HE ROSE AGAIN AND HE’S ALIVE FOREVER AS LORD OF ALL!

The resurrection of Jesus means some very important things:

We can now be forgiven (which means that our sins are taken away and no longer count against us).

BUT, HOW CAN WE BE FORGIVEN?

ABC – This is called Repentance – a change of mind – a change of heart – a change of direction in life. I no longer live for myself; but I now live for Jesus. My life is restored to its original purpose – I’m living for my Creator. Although I’m still a sinner, I’m now a forgiven sinner and my heart and mind have a whole new direction and purpose!

Some key points that are important to understand about how Jesus rescues us from our sin:

This rescue is only by GraceGrace means that the forgiveness of sins and eternal life are the gift of God. Grace means that all this is ill-deserved and unearned. We can do nothing to earn it – Through His great love, Jesus has rescued us from eternal judgement. Ephesians 2v8&9
This rescue only comes through faith – Faith means quite simply: to depend, to trust, to believe. Faith means that I don’t work for it or “try to be good enough”. Faith means that I believe God’s promise that I can be forgiven and right with God through Jesus’ death and resurrection. I depend completely on what Jesus has done – I reject my own shabby efforts to be good enough. Romans 5v1; Romans 4v4&5

This rescue is NOT because of our own good deeds or goodness; Good deeds (works) are not the Cause of our rescue; rather, good works are the Consequence of being rescued by Jesus. When Jesus rescues us; He changes us so that we begin to live more like Him. Titus 3v5-7; Ephesians 2v10

Do you have questions about Jesus? Email us and we’ll do our best to help you find answers.

Some people find it easier to understand things with illustrations; For another summary of the good news; Click Here