Here are the key Gospel points:
1. God is Holy and righteous. He
will not and cannot tolerate sin. Isaiah
6:3 3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.
2. Man is sinful and this sin separates us from
God. Romans 3:23 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God,
3. The penalty for sin is death. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin
is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
4. Man cannot correct his sinful
condition. He can’t save himself! 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— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
5. Jesus died on the cross to save
us from the penalty of death. Romans 5:8
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
6. We receive this payment by
repenting of our sin and excepting His death as payment. Ephesians 2:8-9 again
and Luke 24:46-47 He told them, “This is what is written: The
Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and
repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all
nations, beginning at Jerusalem. John 3:16 For God so loved the
world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not
perish but have eternal life. Romans
you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that
God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Sin is defined in the Bible as the breaking of a
relationship and rejection of God Himself. A repudiation of God’s rule, God’s
care, God’s authority and God’s right to command those to whom He gave life.
It’s the rebellion of the created against the Creator.
God created humans to live under His righteous rule in
perfect joy, worshipping Him, obeying Him and living in unbroken fellowship
with Him. We were created in His own image so that we could be in a relationship with Him!
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