The word, “Gospel” means, “Good News”. And the good news is that even though mankind has fallen and has been separated from God through sin, God made a way back to Himself. But before you can appreciate the good news, you must first fully understand the bad news. The bible says…
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23)
For the wages of sin is death Romans 6:23a
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—” (Romans 5:12)
The good news is, God made a way back to Himself through Jesus Christ
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Jesus died to pay the penalty of our sins and then rose to life again to prove that He is everything He said He was!
and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” (Romans 1:4)
That’s why the Apostle Peter writes…
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:3–5)
The focal point of the Gospel message is Christ’s death and resurrection …
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: 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,” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4)
And so what should your response be?
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”” (Romans 10:9–13, NKJV)
Do you know you are a sinner in need of the Savior?
Will you call on Jesus to be your Lord and Savior today?