SOME GOOD NEWS?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST IS GOOD NEWS!
is the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Gospel simply means, Good
news! The “Good news” of
Jesus Christ is that Jesus paid the penalty for our sins with His own life and
is the penalty for our sins?
The Bible says in Romans
6:23, “For the wages of sin is DEATH”.
The Bible is not only speaking of physical death but SPIRITUAL DEATH as well.
The Bible also says in Romans 3:23 “For
all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
This puts us ALL in the same situation, Sinners who deserve punishment!
Sin is as the Bible says, any time we “come short” of the glory of
God. You have to agree that this is a daily occurrence!
If we sin just a meager 3 times a day that means that at the end of every
year we have over 1000 sins to
pay for! The wages for those unpaid
for sins is SPIRITUAL DEATH!
is Spiritual Death?
The Bible says that those
who die in their sins are forever separated from God in a place of eternal
torment called “The lake of fire”. Revelation 20:14 says, “And
death and Hell were cast into the LAKE
OF FIRE. This is the SECOND
can you avoid an eternity in THE LAKE OF FIRE?
way, and that is the Good news of Jesus Christ!
The Bible says in 1 Timothy 1:15, “that Christ
Jesus came into the world to SAVE
means all of us! Christ came to
save you—if you’ll let Him.
did Jesus do to save us?
First the Bible says that
Jesus was God’s Virgin born Son, fully man, and fully God, and without sin!
2Corinthians 5:21 says that Jesus “knew no
sin,” and in John 1:29 Jesus is called “ The
Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
Jesus lived a perfect sinless life and then was falsely accused and put
to death on a cruel Roman Cross. But
Jesus went to His death WILLINGLY!
When He was suffering on the Cross He was paying the penalty for your
sin. He was dying in your
place. Jesus was a sacrifice for
order for your sins to be forgiven, God required a perfect sinless
sacrifice. The only One who
could meet those requirements was God Himself, Jesus Christ! Listen to what the Bible says about Jesus in 1 Peter 2:24. “
Who His own self bare our sins in His own body
on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness.”
Jesus died in your place so that you could be forgiven and cleansed of
your sin and have a Home forever in Heaven.
The Bible says that to prove what He said was true, that after 3 days
Jesus rose from the dead! Jesus
has power over life and death!
do you get forgiveness and an eternal Home in Heaven?
The Bible says in Romans
the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is ETERNAL LIFE through
Jesus Christ our Lord.”
God offers you the gift of Eternal Life.
Jesus already paid the price on the Cross.
God wants you to simply trust Him to save you from the penalty for
your sins. Salvation is
through Jesus, as a free gift, not our own works or our own efforts.
The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8,9 “
For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of
yourselves; it is the gift of God: not of
works, lest any man should boast.”
do you receive God’s gift of forgiveness and salvation?
The Bible says in Romans 10:
if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath
raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
Also Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall
call upon the
name of the Lord shall be saved. “ God has already finished His
work in your salvation, Jesus finished His work on the Cross, your
sins are paid for, you can be saved, IF
you will accept by faith Gods gift of Eternal Salvation. Gods work is
complete. Will you simply trust God
to save you through Jesus’ finished work on the Cross?
Can you see yourself as a sinner that needs God to save you?
Can you see your life as God sees it?
Romans 3:10 says, ”There is none
righteous, no, not one.” God will save you and change your life IF
you’ll let Him.
YOU WILLING TO CALL ON GOD RIGHT NOW TO SAVE YOU? Then
pray and ask God to save you. Use your own words, or pray something like this:
Dear God: I know that I am a
sinner, because of my sins I know that I deserve an eternity in Hell. I believe that Jesus was the Son of God and that He died in
my place for my sins. I believe
that to prove what He said was true that Jesus rose from the dead on the third
day. I trust Jesus and His work on the Cross to save me. Please forgive my sins and save me, Change my life and help
me to live for you. Help me to be a
good Christian. Thank you for
saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you prayed in faith, trusting Christ to save you, the Bible says in Romans
being justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
If you have asked Jesus to
save you, you have just begun an incredible journey of faith!
God not only wants to save you, He wants to show you from The Bible how
to live a truly Happy life. God also wants you to share this “ good
news” with your friends and family. God’s way of helping us to “grow” in
our faith is simple:
Read your Bible every day.
We recommend the King James Version.
Pray often to ask God’s help with problems and
ask often for his guidance.
Find a good Bible believing, Bible preaching
church. Don’t leave this out!
A good church will help you understand the Bible, and mature as a
Be baptized as soon as possible. This publicly shows everyone that you asked God to save you
and that you are not ashamed of what Jesus did for you.
Get involved in your church and in spreading the
write to the address below for help in locating a good church or if you have any
Hills Bible Camp
2669 Six Mile Lake Road
East Jordan, Mi. 49727