The Gospel Is Good News
Adventure 9: God's Gift -- Salvation
What is "the Gospel"?
The Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ became a Man, lived a sinless life, died as a criminal, was buried in a tomb, and came to life again so that sinners could have a Way to God. The Gospel is our only Hope to be right with God and have eternal life. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 – For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
This Truth Makes
The word “Gospel” literally means “good news”! The Christian Gospel is the best news ever because it is God’s provision of new life for spiritually dead people. (See 2 Corinthians 4:4.)
Sin caused us to be spiritually dead. We needed life! We need to be born again. God gives us new life. Christians refer to being “born again” as regeneration. This new birth is a supernatural event. It is not something that can be accomplished by human effort. (See John 3:6.)
Colossians 2:13 – And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses.
Exactly what happens when we are born again is mysterious to us. God’s Word teaches us that we were dead in sins, but that we can be made alive in Christ. What we do know is this, being born again affects everything about our lives! We also know that nobody can be born again without true faith and repentance.