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:
- 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 1:1, Revelation 4:11, and Colossians 1:16-17.
- 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.
- 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 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, and Acts 16:30-31.
- 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.
When you respond to the gospel and surrender your life to Jesus, everything changes. Here are your next steps of faith: