The Gospel of Jesus Christ

The gospel is of first importance: Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, He was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

This is the gospel, the evangel, which means “good news.”

The good news is good because we have all disobeyed God’s commands and we have all failed to live up to our privilege as His image-bearers. Because we’ve sinned and fallen short of His glory we deserve death.

But while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. God sent His only begotten Son to take on flesh and live among us. Unlike us, Jesus obeyed the Father’s will in perfect obedience, and then willingly and lovingly humbled Himself to die on the cross, the righteous bearing the penalty for the unrighteous. All those who believe in Jesus will not perish but have eternal life.

Jesus is our Savior and Lord. Christ is our hope of glory, and in Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

If you have not received Christ Jesus the Lord, repent from your sins (Acts 2:38), believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord (Romans 10:9). “For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved” (Romans 10:10).

This sermon explains even more about the gospel/evangel.