People often refer to the gospel as the “Good News.” And we are declaring 2017 as the Year of Good News! So what exactly is the Good News?
The apostle Paul summed up the gospel when he wrote, “It is this Good News that saves you if you firmly believe it…. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said” (1 Corinthians 15:2-3 NLT).
To help you know what the gospel is and to share it, here are some important reminders about the gospel:
- We all stand as sinners before a holy God (Romans 5:6-8)
- Jesus Christ is the only way to God (John 14:6)
- The cornerstone of the gospel is Christ’s death and resurrection
Knowing what the gospel is, what should our response be?
- Realize that you are a sinner and ask God for forgiveness (1 John 1:8-9)
- Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you (Romans 5:8)
- Repent of your sin (Acts 3:19)
- Receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life (Revelation 3:20)
So next time someone asks, “What’s so good about the gospel!” You can tell them the news and why it is good!
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