A summary of The Gospel:
- We’ve sinned which makes us an enemy of God, because He is perfect (Romans 3:23, John 3:16)
- Our sin has earned us spiritual death, which is separation from God forever (Romans 6:23)
- God is merciful (Romans 5:8), he sent his son as a substitute sacrifice (romans 3:25) for our sin, to save all who call on Him by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) and repent of sin (Luke 13:3), only because of a perfect sacrifice, Jesus (John 1:29)
- Jesus lived sinless (1 Corinthians 5:21) in the flesh, defeated death (1 Corinthians 15:54) and our sin by rising from the grave (matthew 28), while absorbing God’s wrath through his death on the cross
- When we understand our sinful position, our need for Jesus, and trust in Jesus’ work, we confess that to God, then we are saved from God’s future wrath, and totally forgiven for our sin (Romans 10:9-10,13)
The Gospel from The Bible:
- John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
- Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
- Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
- Romans 10:9-10 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
- Romans 10:13 For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Accepted facts by the greatest skeptics who do NOT believe in the resurrection:
1. A man named Jesus lived and died over 2,000 years ago
2. Jesus died by crucifixion
3. Jesus was buried
4. Jesus’ death caused the disciples (his followers) to despair and lose hope
5. Jesus’ tomb was discovered to be empty 3 days later and a body was never found
6. His disciples had experiences that led them to believe there were appearances of a resurrected Jesus
7. His disciples were transformed from being fearful to identify themselves with Jesus to becoming bold proclaimers of His resurrection
8. The resurrection message was the center of preaching in the early church
9. The resurrection message was especially proclaimed in Jerusalem, where Jesus had died and was buried
10. The resurrection message resulted in the Church being born and Sunday becoming the primary day of worship
11. The greatest skeptics at that time became believers (James and Paul)
He (Jesus) said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
A video summary of The Gospel: