What Is the Good News?
God is inviting you to restore your broken relationship with Him through entrusting yourself to Jesus Christ.
Did you know that God is the Creator and Owner of everything?
The Bible says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) and “the earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains.” (Psalm 24:1; 1 Corinthians 10:26) These facts mean that God has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.
God is also perfectly holy and requires holiness from us.
(Exodus 15:11; Leviticus 19:2; 20:26; Psalm 99:9; Isaiah 6:3). He said, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16). In addition to holiness, God requires perfect obedience. Jesus said, “You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)
Mankind is sinful. Everyone has broken God’s Law,
“as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;” (Romans 3:10). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23). This does not mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. But that we’re utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own.
The penalty for sin is eternal death.
The Bible says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Good works and intentions will not save.
The Scriptures say, “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,” (Titus 3:5)
Even changing our patterns of behavior cannot solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences (Hebrews 9:22).
Jesus Christ is God, yet also became sinless man.
Jesus said the following about His divinity, “I and the Father are one.”” (John 10:30) The Bible says the following about His humanity, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)
Jesus died on the cross to provide salvation:
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
He rose again and is alive today.
“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
You must count the cost of following Christ:
“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” (Luke 9:23-24)
You must forsake your sins and ask God to forgive you:
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:7)
“The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,” (Acts 17:30)
And you must place your faith in Christ, submitting yourself to Him:
“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 10:9-10)