THE GOSPEL

The Bible calls  the Gospel, “good news,” or the message about Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God, and salvation. It’s a summary of God’s work through Jesus and our receiving of that work, which leads to our salvation and God's glory. 


To help us understand it better, the gospel message always includes four key elements:

  1. God rules. The Bible says Almighty God created everything, including you and me, and so all is His, thus He’s in charge of everything.
    See Genesis 1:1Revelation 4:11, and Colossians 1:16-17.
  2. Man sinned. We inherently disregard, thus disobey God. The Bible calls this sin—and sin separates us from Holy God. The punishment? Death.  See Romans 3:23 and 6:23.
  3. God sent Jesus. He’s the perfect solution to our sin problem, rescuing us from the punishment we deserve. It’s something we, as sinners, could never earn on our own. Jesus alone saves us.
    See John 3:16Ephesians 2:8-9, and Acts 16:30-31.
  4. We respond in repentance and faith. All you've to do is believe in your heart that Jesus alone saves you through what He did on the cross. Repent from sin and self, then turn to Jesus. Tell God and others that your faith is in Jesus.
    See John 14:6 and Romans 10:9-10,13.

NEXT STEPS

When you respond to the gospel and surrender your life to Jesus, everything changes.  Here are your next steps of faith:


Professing your Faith


When something in your life changes, your first response is to tell others.  You declare your faith in Jesus by telling the story of your salvation. Most people begin by sharing their decision to follow Jesus with their family, friends, pastor, or minister.


Baptism


This is a powerful outward symbol of the inner change that has happened. It’s a lived-out picture of the death of your sin and your new life with Christ.  See Matthew 5:13-17Acts 2:38Acts 8:36-39, and 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Join a Local Church


The local church is a body of believers following Jesus together. Jesus designed it for every one of His followers to have a place to grow in what they believe, belong to a community of faith, and become more like Jesus Christ.   See Acts 2:42-47Ephesians 4:1-16, and Romans 12:1-2.