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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

God's Plan for Evangelism Part 4

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 But 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 10:9 If 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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