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The Gospel is the Good News! It is the message about Jesus Christ, the Kingdom of God and salvation.
GOD RULES AND REIGNS!
The Bible tells us God created everything, including you and me, and He is in charge of everything! (Genesis 1:1, Revelation 4:11, Colossians 1:16-17 and Zachariah 14:9)
I HAVE SINNED!
We all choose to disobey God. The Bible calls this sin. Sin separates us from God and we deserve God’s punishment of death. (Romans 3:23, 6:23)
✞ GOD PROVIDED FOR SINNERS!
God sent Jesus, the perfect solution to our sin problem, to rescue us from the punishment we deserve. It’s something we, as sinners, could never earn on our own. Jesus alone saves us! (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9)
JESUS GIVES AND SAVES!
He lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins and rose again. Because Jesus gave up His life for us, we can be welcomed into God’s family for eternity. This is the best gift ever–Jesus saves! (Romans 5:8, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 3:18, Ephesians 2:8-9)
WE BELIEVE AND RESPOND TO GOD!
Believe in your heart that Jesus alone saves you through what He’s already done on the cross. Believe and repent, turning from self and sin to Jesus. Confess and tell God and others that your faith is in Jesus Christ alone! (John 14:6, Romans 10:9-10, 13)
(The above plan of salvation has been adapted with permission from LifeWay Christian Resources.)
The Baptist Faith and Message states that–
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole person, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. Salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
(Copies can be obtained from CustomerService@Lifeway.com.)