Stated simply, the Gospel can be summarized as God ... Man ... Christ ... Response. Read the following outline to get to the heart of the Good News from a biblical perspective. Jesus said, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink" (John 7:37). So then, come and receive from Jesus, the only one who gives living water, and never thirst again!
Creator - Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."â€¨â€¨
Loving - 1 John 4:16 "God is love."â€¨â€¨
Holy - 1 John 1:5 "God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all." Habakkuk 1:13 "Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, you cannot tolerate wrong." â€¨
Created for relationship with God - Genesis 1:27 "God created man in His own image."
All have sinned, relationship with God broken - Romans 3:23 "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Sin deserves death - Romans 6:23 "The wages of sin is death." â€¨
Fully God - John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word (Jesus Christ) and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Fully human - John 1:14 "The Word (Jesus Christ) became flesh and lived among us."
Christ’s WORK: sinless & miraculous life, atoning death, powerful resurrection
Matthew 20:28 "The Son of Man (Jesus Christ) came not to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many."
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, he was buried, he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures."
SIGNIFICANCE: atoning sacrifice for eternal life…THE ONLY WAY TO GOD
1 Peter 3:18 "For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God."
John 14:6 "I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except by me."â€¨
Grace: Salvation by grace through faith - Ephesians 2:8-9 "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." - Acts 16:31 "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved."
Repent from sin - Acts 17:30 "God commands all people everywhere to repent."
Acknowledge by faith that Christ died in your place - Romans 5:8 "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Call on the name of the Lord - Romans 10:13 "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Eternal life - John 3:16 "God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."