The Good News

jesus-christ-resurrectionGood News – The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (I Corinthians 15:1-4)

 


 

As a kid I understood the following truths which led me to Faith in Jesus Christ.

I am Bad:

  • They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Romans 3:12)
  • For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23)

There is a punishment for being Bad.

  • For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
  • And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27)
  • And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:14-15)

God Loves Me:

  • He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. (1 John 4:8)
  • And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; (I John 4:16)

Jesus, God the Son – took my punishment:

  • For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly; (Romans 5:6)
  • But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
  • For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (II Corinthians 5:21)
  • For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; (I Peter 3:18)

I received Him:

  • He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:11-13)
  • For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16)

Thanks be to Jesus,

Stephen