Stated simply, the Gospel can be summarized as God … Man … Christ … Response.  Read the following outline to get to the heart of the Good News from a biblical perspective.  Jesus said, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37).  So then, come and recieve from Jesus, the only one who gives living water, and never thirst again!

I. God

Creator – Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

Loving – 1 John 4:16 “God is love.”

Holy – 1 John 1:5 “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” – Habakkuk 1:13 “Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, you cannot tolerate wrong.”

II. Man

Created for relationship with God – Genesis 1:27 “God created man in His own image.”

All have sinned, relationship with God broken – Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Sin deserves death penalty – Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death.”

III. Christ

PERSON: God-Man

  1. Fully God – John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word (Jesus Christ) and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
  2. Fully human – John 1:14 “The Word (Jesus Christ) became flesh and lived among us.”

WORK: sinless & miraculous life, atoning death, powerful resurrection – Matthew 20:28 “The Son of Man (Jesus Christ) came not to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.” – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, he was buried, he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”

SIGNIFICANCE: atoning sacrifice for eternal life…THE ONLY WAY TO GOD – 1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” – John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except by me.”

IV. Response

Grace: Salvation by grace through faith – 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—not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Acts 16:31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.”

Repent from sin – Acts 17:30 “God commands all people everywhere to repent.”

Acknowledge by faith that Christ died in your place – Romans 5:8 “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Call on the name of the Lord – Romans 10:13 “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Eternal life – John 3:16 “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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