WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
There is ONE great God
“But God proves His own love…”
There is one God The verse doesn’t say “The gods” or “one of the gods.” God is the Creator of all things. Acts 17:24-26 reminds us that God made the world and needs nothing from us. God loves us God is love. He is perfect in His love and He has proved His love. “For God so loved the world…” (John 3:16) God loves His creation, and has proven His love for us. Why do you think it is important for God to prove His love?
There is ONE great problem
“…while we were still sinners…”
Sin is either knowing something is wrong and doing it anyway, or knowing the right thing to do and not doing it. This means we all have a problem. We have all sinned (Romans 3:23). We have all rebelled against God (knowingly or unknowingly). What we deserve for our sin and rebellion is punishment/ spiritual death. (Romans 6:23). What does this say about all humanity?
There is ONE great hope
“…Christ died for us…”
We are unable to save ourselves from our sin problem. Only God is great enough to do that, and He proved His love for us by sending Jesus Christ as a perfect sacrifice to suffer the penalty of our sin through His death on the cross and the resurrection. “Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God.” 1 Peter 3:18 Jesus Christ is our ONE and only way back to God.
There is ONE great decision
Repent and believe!
We must repent of our sin and believe the Gospel. “Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 We must ask Jesus to save us: “For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 How is this accomplished?