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.
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.
JESUS CHRIST BECAME A MAN; HE DIED ON THE CROSS, IN OUR PLACE, FOR OUR SINS.
JESUS WAS BURIED A DEAD MAN, BUT HE ROSE AGAIN AND HE’S ALIVE FOREVER AS LORD OF ALL!
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!
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